Thursday, June 18, 2009

Taming our desires

Calvin's Institutes (1559)
Book 3 of 4 - How We Receive the Grace of Christ
Chapter 7

Sections 8-10 - Self-denial, related to God
We must tame our desires to God's will, seeking happiness only in God's blessing. We may not seek prosperity by evil means, nor credit our own virtue when we prosper, but rather God's blessing. Ps 131:1-2. We trust God's fatherly hand when things go wrong, not putting it to stoic or blind fortune.

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