Wednesday, October 02, 2019

Rutherford: an idol of will

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
    But he said to them, “I have food to eat that you know nothing about.”
    Then his disciples said to each other, “Could someone have brought him food?”
    “My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.”
    —John 4:32 (NIV)
    Verily, we know not what an evil it is to indulge ourselves, and to make an idol of our will... Once I would make much ado, if I saw not the world carved and set in order to my liking; now I am silent, when I see God... is fattening and feeding the children of perdition. I pray God, I may never find my will again.
    ... Samuel Rutherford (1600-1664), Letters of Samuel Rutherford, Edinburgh: William Whyte & Co., 1848, letter, Feb. 20, 1637, p. 192 (see the book)
    See also John 4:32-34; Ps. 34:8; Rom. 12:1-2; Eph. 5:8-10,17; 1 Pet. 2:2-3
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, my will is swallowed up in Yours.
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