Daily Devotionals (8th Sept.): Be Sure!

by colinmercer

As you profess the name of Christ, good Christian people, let no such fantasy and imagination of faith at any time beguile you. Be sure of your faith. Try it by your living. Look upon the fruits that come of it. Mark the increase of love and charity by it towards God and your neighbour and so shall you perceive it to be a true lively faith.

If you feel and perceive such a faith in you, rejoice in it and be diligent to maintain it and keep it still in you. Let it be daily increasing, and more and more be well working and so shall you be sure that you shall please God by this faith. And at the length, as other faithful men have done before, so shall you, when He wills, come to Him, and receive the end and final reward of your faith, as Peter names it, the salvation of your souls.

“Faith and works are bound up in the same bundle. He that obeys God trusts God; and he that trusts God obeys God. He that is without faith is without works; and he that is without works is without faith.”—C. H. Spurgeon

Taken from Cranmer’s Edwardian Homilies (1547) as edited by Rev. Colin Mercer.  © 2012, thinkgospel.com

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