Saturday, October 13, 2018

Lewis: the letter killeth

Saturday, October 13, 2018
    Feast of Edward the Confessor, 1066
    It was not through law that Abraham and his offspring received the promise that he would be heir of the world, but through the righteousness that comes by faith.
    —Romans 4:13 (NIV)
    One mustn’t make the Christian life into a punctilious system of law, like the Jewish [for] two reasons. (1) It raises scruples when we don’t keep the routine. (2) It raises presumption when we do. Nothing gives one a more spuriously good conscience than keeping rules, even if there has been a total absence of all real charity and faith.
    ... C. S. Lewis (1898-1963), Letters to an American Lady, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1986, p. 38 (see the book)
    See also Rom. 4:13; John 6:36; Rom. 1:17; 8:1-2; 2 Cor. 3:6; 5:7; Gal. 2:20; 3:11; 1 John 1:1
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, keep love and faith alive within me.
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