To Ponder:

“Calvin’s motto well sums up the piety with which he lived: ‘I offer thee my heart, Lord, promptly and sincerely.’ This is the desire of all who are truly pious. However, this desire can be realized only through communion with Christ and participation in Him, for outside of Christ even the most religious person lives for himself. Only in Christ can the pious live as willing servants of their Lord, faithful soldiers of their Commander, and obedient children of their Father” — Joel R. Beeke, Living for God’s Glory: An Introduction to Calvinism (Lake Mary, FL: Reformation Trust Publishing, 2008), 175.

“To know and believe the truth respecting God, to love, trust, fear, believe, obey God, to submit to and worship Him, to seek and find happiness in Him, to be conformed to Him, to maintain fellowship with Him, supremely to desire His approval, and steadily to seek the promotion of His glory, habitually to think of Him, and to look on everything in its connection with Him, —all this is included in godliness.” – John Brown

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