Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Wednesday's Words of Wisdom...Calvin on the Asylum of Prayer

"We are not made of iron, so as not to be shaken by temptations. But this is our consolation, this our solace -- to deposit, or (to speak with greater propriety) to disburden in the bosom of God everything that harasses us. Confidence, it is true, brings tranquility to our minds, but it is only in the event of our exercising ourselves in prayers. Whenever, therefore, we are assailed by any temptation, let us betake ourselves forthwith to prayer, as to a sacred asylum."

John Calvin
Commentary on the Epistle to the Philippians (chap. IV. 6.)

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