Open Your Heart to True Piety

“Persons that are well affected to religion, that receive instructions of piety with pleasure and satisfaction, often wonder how it comes to pass that they make no greater progress in that religion which they so admire.

Now, the reason is this. It is because religion lives only in their head, but something else has possession of their hearts; and therefore, they continue year to year mere admirers of piety without ever coming up to the reality and perfection of its precepts.”

William Law, A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life

I posted earlier this month about having an open heart. This quote reminds me that I also need to open my heart to Jesus, to allow Him to change the way I think and the way I behave. True piety isn’t an intellectual exercise, it is directing our entire life to God, allowing Him to truly be our Lord.

For more posts about piety see:

True Piety

Part 3–Our Piety

False Piety

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About jculler1972

My husband is the retired pastor of St. Paul's Free Lutheran Church in Leitersburg, Maryland. I have two grown daughters, three grandchildren and am retired after a career in Purchasing. I have published articles in The Lutheran Ambassador, Lutheran Witness, and Lutheran Digest. My Bible study on the Book of Acts was published in 2016 by the Women's Missionary Federation of the AFLC(Association of Free Lutheran Churches).

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