James Durham – Duty to God and Man

14 Apr

Our Lord Jesus sums up the whole law in these two words, which he calls the two great commandments (Matt. 22:37) — Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and thy neighbor as thyself — the two legs that piety and practice walk upon. The one comprehends our duty to God, which runs through all the ten commands, but does more eminently exert itself in the first four, whereof we have spoken. The other contains our duty to our neighbor, which is set down more particularly in the last six commands, whereof we are now to speak. And however many do ignorantly and wickedly look on duty to man as somewhat extrinsic to religion and duty to God, yet both have the same authority, both are put in one sum of the law, both are written on tables of stone with the Lord’s own finger, and put within the ark. And therefore we ought with a proportionable care to enquire what God requires of us as duty to others, as well as to himself; and we should make no less conscience of obedience to the one than to the other.

~James Durham~






A Practical Exposition of the Ten Commandments, (Dallas, TX: Naphtali Press, 2002), 291.

The Works of James Durham on Logos Bible Software

Other Durham Quotes at The Old Guys

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