Quote of Note #67 — “Prefer Others to Ourselves”


A sassafras leaf with water droplets
A sassafras leaf with water droplets; photo by GAC

“When Scripture commands us to conduct ourselves in such a manner toward men, as ‘in honor to prefer others to ourselves,’ and faithfully to devote our whole attention to the promotion of their advantage, it gives such commands as heart can by no means receive without being first cured of our sinful nature.”

John Calvin, Golden Booklet of the True Christian Life.  Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 1952/2005, page 31.

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