longed for thy salvation, O Lord; and thy law is my delight. Ps. 119:174.
The true Christian will never complain that the yoke of Christ is galling
to the neck. He accounts the service of Jesus as the truest freedom. The law
of God is his delight. Instead of seeking to bring down the divine commands,
to accord with his deficiencies, he is constantly striving to rise to the
level of their perfection.
experience must be ours if we would be prepared to stand in the day of God.
Now, while probation lingers, while mercy's voice is still heard, is the time
for us to put away our sins....
made ample provision that we may stand perfect in His grace, wanting in nothing,
waiting for the appearing of our Lord. Are you ready? Have you the wedding
garment on? That garment will never cover deceit, impurity, corruption, or
hypocrisy. The eye of God is upon you.... We may conceal our sins from the
eyes of men, but we can hide nothing from our Maker.
not His own Son, but delivered Him toS death for our offenses and raised Him
again for our justification. Through Christ we may present our petitions at
the throne of Grace. Through Him, unworthy as we are, we may obtain all spiritual
blessings. Do we come to Him, that we may have life?
of God is expressed in the precepts of His holy law, and the principles of
this law are the principles of heaven. The angels of heaven attain unto no
higher knowledge than to know the will of God, and to do His will is the highest
service that can engage their powers.
heaven, service is not rendered in the spirit of legality. When Satan rebelled
against the law of Jehovah, the thought that there was a law came to the angels
almost as an awakening to something unthought of. In their ministry the angels
are not as servants, but as sons.... Obedience is to them no drudgery. Love
for God makes their service a joy. So in every soul wherein Christ, the hope
of glory, dwells, His words are re-echoed, "I delight to do thy will,
O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart."
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