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Beeke on Godly Living

Monday, December 15, 2008

Dr. Beeke will be at Christ Church in March 7 and 8, 2009. Please keep posted for the topic. Until then, I will be providing quotes from his writings, on occasions. I encourage you to pick up any book he has written or contact me and I will suggest a book. I am not a Beeke aficianodo in his writings, but I can suggest out of the ones I have read.

The way to godly living is surprisingly simple: we are to walk with God in His appointed way (Micah 6:8), diligently using the means of grace and the spiritual disciplines, and waiting upon the Holy Spirit for blessing. Note that godly living involves both discipline and grace. This emphasis upon duty and grace is fundamental to Reformed, experiential ideas about godly living. As John Flavel wrote, “The duty is ours, though the power be God’s. A natural man has no power, a gracious man hath some, though not sufficient; and that power he hath depends upon the assisting strength of Christ.

Quoted in Feed My Sheep: A Passionate Plea for Preaching. 2nd edition, 2008 by Reformation Trust Publishing, an imprint of Ligonier Ministries. Available here.

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