Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Cause Remix

Yesterday, we considered John Calvin's suggestion that God is the ultimate cause of all good. Today, I offer another quote, this time from Walter Marshall, advancing the same thought:
We are to love Him, not only better than other things, but singly, as only good, the fountain of all goodness; and to reject all fleshly and worldly enjoyments, even our own lives, as if we hated them, when they stand in competition with our enjoyment of Him, or our duty towards Him. (The Gospel Mystery of Sanctification, 2)
These quotes are something we understand, but they are also something that we drift from. For me it is absolutely necessary to be reminded-to remind myself-of these truths. We are under a constant bombardment from every sort of media and the messages from these sources is constantly propagating ideas contrary to what we hold. We need to battle theses 'lofty thoughts' with truthful, edifying thoughts of our own.

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