Friday, 1 May 2009

No man is free who is not master of himself

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"No man is free who is not master of himself ...
Is freedom anything else than the power of living as we choose?"
- Epictetus

"I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out your precepts.
I will speak of your statutes before kings and will not be put to shame,
for I delight in your commands because I love them."
Psalm 119:45-47

I am rich by following your law Lord.
In sincerity of my heart I thank you as I learn your righteous rules.
I want to be faithful to Your covenant requirements, let me not wander from your commandments. With all my heart I still find you, let me not depart from your bid.
My choice is made, for you I have chosen.
I fill my heart with your words, this is the only way not to sin and not to grieve you.
Blessed are you Jehovah, learn me all about your law and give me divine freedom.