Sunday, November 30, 2008

Market Day of the Soul

Give Yourself Away to God in Worship Today

Here is one of my very favorite passages in Calvin's Institutes. Take heed to it, and give yourself to the Lord in your public worship today -lock, stock and barrel- because you belong to him.

We are not our own:
let not our reason nor our will, therefore, sway our plans and deeds.

We are not our own:
let us therefore not set it as our goal to seek what is expedient for us according to the flesh.

We are not our own:
in so far as we can, let us therefore forget ourselves and all that is ours.

Conversely, we are God's:
let us therefore live for him and die for him.

We are God's:
let his wisdom and will therefore rule all our actions.

We are God's:
let all the parts of our life accordingly strive toward him as our only lawful goal

John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion, 3.7.1

1 comment:

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