Sin Boldly?

I found this quote by Jean Nicolas Grou in my devotional reading.  Grou was a Roman Catholic mystic and writer.  Do you think this is what Martin Luther meant when he said, “Be a sinner and sin boldly, but believe and trust in Christ even more boldly”?  We should never hold back from doing good

“If God requires anything of us, we have no right to draw back under the pretext that we are liable to commit some fault in obeying.  It is better to obey imperfectly than not at all.  Perhaps you ought to rebuke some one dependent on you, but you are silent for fear of giving way to vehemence;–or you avoid the society of certain persons, because they make you cross and impatient.  How are you to attain self-control, if you shun all occasions or practicing it?  Is not such self-choosing a greater fault than those into which you fear to fall?  Aim at a steady mind to do right, go ahead wherever duty calls you, and believe firmly that God will forgive the faults that take our weakness by surprise in spite of our sincere desire to please Him.

For other posts on the topic of duty follow these links:

What is My Duty?

Old Tale– New Take

 

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