Promiscuous Homage

From Calvin’s Institutes [book 1, chapter 2]:

“For, until men feel that they owe everything to God, that they are cherished by his paternal care, and that he is the author of all their blessings, so that naught is to be looked for away from him, they will never submit to him in voluntary obedience, no, unless they place their entire happiness in him, they will never yield up their whole selves to him in truth and sincerity.”

“And it ought to be more carefully considered that all men promiscuously do homage to God, but very few truly reverence him.  On all hands there is abundance of ostentatious ceremonies, but sincerity of heart is rare.”

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