Sunday, June 26, 2022

Donne: humility

Sunday, June 26, 2022
Good and upright is the LORD;
    therefore he instructs sinners in his ways.
He guides the humble in what is right
    and teaches them his way.
    —Psalm 25:8-9 (NIV)
    Humiliation is the beginning of sanctification; and as without this, without holiness, no man shall see God, though he pore whole nights upon his Bible; so without that, without humility, no man shall hear God speak to his soul, though he hear three two-hours’ sermons every day.
    ... John Donne (1573-1631), Works of John Donne, vol. I, London: John W. Parker, 1839, Sermon VII, p. 149 (see the book)
    See also Ps. 25:8-9; Matt. 11:15; John 10:10; Rom. 12:3; Heb. 12:14; 1 Pet. 3:4; 5:5
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, break the rebellious spirit within me, that I may be humble in Your sight.
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