Monday, February 28, 2011

But, what would Calvin say?

Hey, I read Calvin—probably as much or more than some Reformed people do :) Anyway, I just ran across this last week:

...all the blessings that we enjoy are Divine deposits, committed to our trust on this condition,that they should be dispensed for the benefit of our neighbours...Whatever God has conferred on us, which enables us to assist our neighbour, we are the stewards of it, and must one day render an account of our stewardship; and that the only right dispensation of what has been committed to us, is that which is regulated by the law of love.—John Calvin, Instititutes III.vii.5

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Isn't that good? We hear about the Protestant Work Ethic, but we rarely hear what Calvin suggested we do with the increase...good advice.
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