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    Consider Your Calling

    April 2, 2018 Josie Postma

    You shall have no other gods before me.

    Ex. 20: 3.

    The Jews abstained outwardly from idolatry, but their hearts
    were far from God, full of mistrust and unbelief. Outwardly
    they appeared beautiful, as though they meant it in all sincerity,
    but within they were full of idolatry. They understood this
    law in Exodus to mean no more than that they should not set up idols and
    images to worship, and when they could confess with their lips
    that they have only one God and honor no other gods, they
    thought they had kept this commandment.

    Now we must have high regard for the law. You, it
    says, You, and everything you are; it means especially the
    heart, the soul, and all the powers. It does not speak of the
    tongue, or the hands, or the knees; but it speaks of the whole
    body and of all you have and are. If I am to have no other
    God, then I must surely possess the only true God with my
    heart, I must in my heart be affectionate to him, evermore cleave
    to him, depend upon him, trust him, have my desire, love and
    joy in him, and always think of him. You shall love God
    with all your heart, so that your whole body from the crown of
    the head to the soles of the feet, inwardly and outwardly, goes
    forth in love, rejoices in God and honors him.

    Now find me a man who is pure and otherwise pious with
    a burning passion and love; there is none such on the earth.
    We find ourselves much more inclined to anger, hatred, envy,
    worldly pleasures. You see, you poor condemned creature, you
    should have delighted in God's law, and yet you had no pleasure
    in it. Had we now remained in this condemnation, we would
    have had to perish forever. Therefore Christ comes and offers
    his mercy, and says: You are to love God with all your heart,
    but you have not done it; now believe in me. Then when we
    come before God the Father, Christ will say: Father! Although
    they have not wholly fulfilled your law, yet I have done so, let
    this be to their benefit because they believe in me.

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About Trujillo, Peru

Trujillo is a city in coastal northwestern Peru and the capital of La Libertad Region. It is located on the banks of the Moche River, near its mouth at the Pacific Ocean, in the Valley of Moche.

This was a site of the great prehistoric Moche and Chimu cultures before the Inca conquest. expansion. It is the centre of the second most populous metropolitan area of Peru and most populous city of the North macroregion of the country.

Trujillo, Peru

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