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"Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching." - Hebrews 10:25 NIV

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

June 30, 2009

human nature
photo by Erin Doyle

“The first law that ever God gave to man
was a law of pure obedience:
it was a commandment naked and simple,
wherein man had nothing to inquire after or to dispute,
forasmuch as to obey
is the proper office of a rational soul,
acknowledging a heavenly superior and benefactor.
From obedience and submission
spring all other virtues,
as all sin does from self-opinion.
And, on the contrary, the first temptation
that by the devil was offered to human nature,
its first poison,
insinuated itself by the promises
that were made to us of knowledge and wisdom…”
- Michael de Montaigne

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