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any such love for do you understand what it means to love God in your inmost Not whether there are self with all your soul? times when this is so, but whether it has become the fixed habit of your life. Not whether you

Have you become aware

God

in

your inmost

self?

of

If so,

surrender yourself to the love of God with a part of your soul, with a part of yourself, to the end that you might be saved, and be forever happy, but whether you give yourself to it, to

the end that you might glorify God forever. It yourself is not the division of the soul between and God which is required, in order that you may commit continual robbery in the soul, and withhold from God part of your desires, part of your The future, and part of your self-consciousness. claim is terribly great. It is all comprehensive: Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy It means that there shall be no single soul. utterance of life in you except such as springs from your love for God. To do this, it may be said, we should be angels and not men. And this is true, provided we say:

Not

sinful

men.

But

for

this

you have your

Savior who, as man, has fulfilled this perfect love And if by a true faith for God in your behalf.

you

him for refuge, in spite of your lack you will have peace in your soul.

to

fly

of love,

40

"WITH ALL THY MIND." It

is

and great commandto love God with all the Jesus holds the high ideal before

singular that the

ment includes the claim mind.

When

first

:

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van dinsdag 1 januari 1918

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 620 Pagina's

To be near unto God - pagina 211

Bekijk de hele uitgave van dinsdag 1 januari 1918

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 620 Pagina's

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