God Loves Most Is A Beautiful Character
the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us. Ps. 90:17
is a lover of the beautiful, but that which He most loves is a beautiful character....It
is beauty of character that shall not perish, but last through the ceaseless
ages of eternity.
The great Master-Artist has taken thought for the lilies, making them so beautiful
that they outshine the glory of Solomon. How much more does He care for man,
who is the image and glory of God. He longs to see His children reveal a character
after His similitude. As the sunbeam imparts to the flowers their varied and
delicate tints, so does God impart to the soul the beauty of His own character.
All who choose Christ’s kingdom of love and righteousness and peace,
making its interest paramount to all other, are linked to the world above,
and every blessing needed for this life is theirs. In the book of God’s
providence, the volume of life, we are each given a page. That page contains
every particular of our history; even the hairs of the head are numbered.
God’s children are never absent from His mind.
Worldly display, however imposing, is of no value in God’s sight. Above
the seen and temporal He values the unseen and eternal. The former is of worth
only as it expresses the latter. The choicest productions of art possess no
beauty that can compare with the beauty of character, which is the fruit of
the Holy Spirit’s working in the soul. . .
Christ came to the earth and stood before the children of men with the hoarded
love of eternity, and this is the treasure that, through our connection with
Him, we are to receive, to reveal, and to impart. . . .
We are to be distinguished from the world because God has placed His seal
upon us, because He manifests in us His own character of love.
Devotional: Our Father Cares, p. 54, 55.