Bondage of the Will in Bernard of Clairvaux?

This struck me as interesting from Bernard of Clairvaux’s On Loving God:

To sum up: what infidel does not know that he has received light, air,
food–all things necessary for his own body’s life–from Him alone who
giveth food to all flesh (Ps. 136.25), who maketh His sun to rise on
the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the
unjust (Matt. 5.45). Who is so impious as to attribute the peculiar
eminence of humanity to any other except to Him who saith, in Genesis,
`Let us make man in Our image, after Our likeness’? (Gen. 1.26). Who
else could be the Bestower of wisdom, but He that teacheth man
knowledge? (Ps. 94.10). Who else could bestow virtue except the Lord of
virtue? Therefore even the infidel who knows not Christ but does at
least know himself, is bound to love God for God’s own sake. He is
unpardonable if he does not love the Lord his God with all his heart,
and with all his soul, and with all his mind; for his own innate
justice and common sense cry out from within that he is bound wholly to
love God, from whom he has received all things. But it is hard, nay
rather, impossible, for a man by his own strength or in the power of
free-will to render all things to God from whom they came, without
rather turning them aside, each to his own account, even as it is
written, `For all seek their own’ (Phil. 2.21); and again, `The
imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth’ (Gen. 8.21).

The last few sentences sound roughly similar to Luther’s understanding of the bondage of the will. Something to follow up, especially since Luther loved Bernard so much.

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