Sunday Meditation – A Heart Aflame

“Man is never sufficiently touched and affected by the awareness of his lowly state until he has compared himself with God’s majesty.”

“You must submit to supreme suffering in order to discover the completion of joy.”

“Every one of us is, even from his mother’s womb, a master craftsman of idols.”

“A dog barks when his master is attacked. I would be a coward if I saw that God’s truth is attacked and yet would remain silent.”

“Build a man a fire and he will be warm for a day; set him on fire and he will be warm for the rest of his life.”

“Why, then, are we justified by faith? Because by faith we apprehend the righteousness of Christ, which alone reconciles us to God. This faith, however, you cannot apprehend without at the same time apprehending sanctification; for Christ ‘is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption,’ (1 Cor 1: 30) Christ, therefore, justifies no man without also sanctifying him. These blessings are conjoined by a perpetual and inseparable tie. Those whom he enlightens by his wisdom he redeems; whom he redeems he justifies; whom he justifies he sanctifies.”

John Calvin

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