Friday, April 16, 2010

Love of a jealous kind, 6.

the Lord very frequently addresses us in the character of a husband... so He requires love and chastity from us; that is, that we do not prostitute our souls... as the purer and chaster a husband is, the more grievously he is offended when he sees his wife inclining to a rival; so the Lord, who has betrothed us to Himself in truth, declares that He burns with the hottest jealousy.

// institutes II.viii.18, calvin.

how can I give you up?
how can I hand you over?
My heart recoils within Me;
My compassion grows warm and tender.

// hosea 11.8-9

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