15 November 2012

The BOC reading for today...

...indicated in Treasury includes the following gems:

Such basic rules as these accuse all the saints, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart." Likewise "You shall not covet." (Ap. XXVII:25)

[hence the fiction of surplus merit - the saints all confess themselves to be deficient in merit!]

Because God's kingdom is righteousness and life in hearts, perfection is GROWTH in the fear of God, GROWTH in confidence in the mercy promised in Christ, and GROWTH in devotion to one's calling. (Ap. XXVII:27)

[emphasis mine - but was thinking how it again shows a living growth in three directions simultaneously.]

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