Tuesday, August 26, 2008

A heart for God comes from God

"How shall a work please God, if it proceeds from a reluctant and resisting heart? To fulfill the law, however, is to do its works with pleasure and love, and to live a godly and good life of one's own accord, without the compulsion of the law. This pleasure and love for the law is put into the heart by the Holy Ghost."

Martin Luther, quoted in Dane Ortlund, A New Inner Relish: Christian Motivation in the Thought of Jonathan Edwards, page 185.