Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Selden: faith and works

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
    Commemoration of Ethelburga, Abbess of Barking, 675
    But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.
    —James 2:18 (ESV)
    It was an unhappy division that has been made between faith and works; though in my Intellect I may divide them; just as in the candle I know there is both light and heat: but yet put out the candle, and they are both gone.
    ... John Selden (1584-1654), Table-Talk [1689], Whitefriars: Davidson, 1821, p. 56 (see the book)
    See also Jas. 2:14,17-18,26; Rom. 14:23; Gal. 5:6; Eph. 2:8-9; 1 Thess. 1:3; 2 Pet. 1:5-9
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, never let my faith be dead.
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