We are not our own

from Apr 03, 2009 Category: Articles

This morning, my colleague and friend Burk Parsons joined me in the studio to record an upcoming Renewing Your Mind interview. We were talking about his new book on John Calvin when he read this section from Calvin’s The Golden Booklet on the True Christian Life:

If we are not our own, but the Lord’s, it is plain what error we must flee, and to what purpose all our deeds must be directed. We are not our own, therefore neither our reason nor our will should guide us in our thoughts and actions. We are not our own, therefore we should not seek what is expedient to the flesh. We are not our own, therefore let us forget ourselves and our own interests as far as possible. But we are God’s own; to him, therefore, let us live and die. We are God’s own; therefore let every part of our existence be directed toward him as our only legitimate goal.

May God help us all to forget ourselves and to remember more of Him.

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