Calvin and Bernard: The Name of Jesus is Beautiful!

10 September 2010 by Wes Bredenhof

“Bernard’s admonition is worth remembering:  ‘The name of Jesus is not only light but also food; it is also oil, without which all food of the soul is dry; it is salt, without whose seasoning whatever is set before us is insipid; finally it is honey in the mouth, melody in the ear, rejoicing in the heart, and at the same time medicine.  Every discourse in which his name is not spoken is without savour.'”

Institutes 2.16.1, quoting Bernard of Clairvaux, Sermons on the Song of Songs 15.6

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