Friday, September 18, 2020

MacDonald: faith in action and waiting

Friday, September 18, 2020
    Commemoration of George MacDonald, Spiritual Writer, 1905
    But you must return to your God; maintain love and justice, and wait for your God always.
    —Hosea 12:6 (NIV)
    Faith is that which, knowing the Lord’s will, goes and does it; or, not knowing it, stands and waits, content in ignorance as in knowledge, because God wills; neither pressing into the hidden future, nor careless of the knowledge which opens the path of action.
    ... George MacDonald (1824-1905), “The Temptation in the Wilderness”, in Unspoken Sermons [First Series], London: A. Strahan, 1867, p. 147 (see the book)
    See also Hos. 12:6; Ps. 37:7; 130:5; Matt. 4:1-11; 21:28-31; Mark 1:11,12; Heb. 11:6,8
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, grant Your people repose in Your will.
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