Thursday, October 11, 2007

“Faith is rest, not toil.”

Horatius Bonar wrote sermons, books, and hymns. He was gifted by God in these things. The blog, Of First Importance, consists of quotes from the writings of godly men of the past. They've posted this quote from Horatius Bonar--go check it out-
“Faith is rest, not toil.”

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Carlito said...

AWESOME quote and excerpt!! Thanks for the post & reference.....

6:01 PM  
Anonymous e i e said...

How does this square with "Pick up your cross and follow me?" Perhaps sometimes faith is also toil--or at least it is seen in it.

E i E

10:59 AM  
Blogger pilgrim said...

If you read it in context you will see that is dealing with different things.

This quote from that article may help-
"Faith does not come to Calvary to do anything. It comes to see the glorious spectacle of all things done, and to accept this completion without a misgiving as to its efficacy."

The context is the cross of Christ.
"Pick up your cross and follow me" is after. You may be confusing justification and sanctification. Now you can't have one without the other, but you can't mix them up either. God's like that. The nature of Christ and the Trinity have aspects you can't completely mix or completely separate.

6:43 PM  

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