Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Law: reading Scripture

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
    Feast of William Law, Priest, Mystic, 1761
    Commemoration of William of Ockham, Franciscan Friar, Philosopher, Teacher, 1347
    Commemoration of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Priest, Scientist, Visionary, 1955
Sacrifice and offering you did not desire,
    but my ears you have pierced;
    burnt offerings and sin offerings you did not require.
Then I said, “Here I am, I have come—
    it is written about me in the scroll.
I desire to do your will, O my God;
    your law is within my heart.”
    —Psalm 40:6-8 (NIV)
    Read what chapter, or doctrine of Scripture you will, be ever so delighted with it, it will leave you as poor, as empty and unreformed as it found you, unless it has turned you wholly and solely to the Spirit of God, and strengthened your union with and dependence upon Him.
    ... William Law (1686-1761), Works of Rev. William Law, v. IX, London: G. Moreton, 1893, p. 6 (see the book)
    See also Ps. 40:6-8; 1 Sam. 15:22; Ps. 51:16-17; Jer. 7:21-23; Hos. 6:6; Matt. 9:13; John 4:34; Rom. 7:22; Heb. 10:5-12
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, let Your word draw me towards You.
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