Lenten Quotes, Day 8

I venture the affirmation that the great need of the Christian life, is the need of the grace of humility. Humility, which exalts the law of God, and the example of Jesus Christ, our righteousness; humility which has the courage to confess a fault with the purpose to correct it; humility which craves the smile of God before the face of man; humility which judges all conduct by the one only standard of human life–the will of God. –Rev. Ellison Capers

We must never forget that the religion of the Crucified can never be the religion of the self-satisfied. –EC

A Song of Humility (Hosea 6:1-6)

“Come, let us return to the Lord; for he has torn,
that he may heal us;
he has stricken, and he will bind us up.

After two days he will revive us;
on the third day he will raise us up,
that we may live before him.

Let us know, let us press on to know the Lord;
his going forth is sure as the dawn;

He will come to us as the showers,
as the spring rains that water the earth.”

What shall I do with you, O E’phraim?
What shall I do with you, O Judah?

Your love is like a morning cloud,
like the dew that goes early away.

Therefore I have hewn them by the prophets,
I have slain them by the words of my mouth,
and my judgment goes forth as the light.

For I desire steadfast love and not sacrifice,
the knowledge of God, rather than burnt offerings.

Glory to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning is now
and will be forever. Amen.

 

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About Uri Brito

I am the Pastor of Providence Church (CREC) in Pensacola, Fl.
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