What to Seek Above All Else

Reflect on the following from John Calvin’s sermon on Galatians 1:3-5:

We all have a natural tendency to seek our own well-being. Yet we are most ignorant of the source from which all such benefits proceed. For the only true source of happiness is in the knowledge that God loves us and that we are his children.

Without this knowledge, all the prosperity in the world is of no value to us; moreover, it is likely to do us harm. For until such time as God accepts us by his grace, we are all under his curse, and the good things that we receive from his hand will cost us very dear. They do not belong to us until we become members of God’s family.

Therefore, above all else we must seek to be acceptable to God, and to have assurance that we are part of his household – the church.


About Michael R. Jones

Pastor and PhD candidate writing on Paul's theology of suffering.
This entry was posted in Galatians, John Calvin, quotes. Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to What to Seek Above All Else

  1. Marsha says:

    I appreciate your website. I came across it while doing a search for Reformed Theology. Thank you.Marsha

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s