Are Objects Of Infinite Love
God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, even
when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ. Eph. 2:4,
heart surrendered to God’s wise discipline will trust every working
out of His providence. . . . Temptation will come to discourage, but what
is gained by yielding to any such temptations? Is the soul made any better
by murmuring and complaining of its only source of strength? Is the anchor
cast within the vail. Will it hold in sickness? Will it be the testimony borne
in the last closing scenes of life when the lips are becoming palsied with
death? The anchor holds! I know that my Redeemer liveth. . . .
O Precious, loving, long-suffering, long-forbearing Jesus, how my soul adores
Thee! That a poor, unworthy, sin-polluted soul can stand before the Holy God,
complete in the righteousness of our Substitute and Surety! Wonder, O Heavens,
and be astonished, O earth, that fallen man is the object of His infinite
love and delight. He rejoices over them with celestial songs, and man defiled
with sin, having become cleansed through the righteousness of Christ, is presented
to the Father free from every spot and stain of sin, “not having spot,
or wrinkle, or any such thing” (Eph. 5:27). “Who shall lay any
thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth”
Let every weak, tempest-tossed soul find anchorage in Jesus Christ and not
become so self-centered that he can think only of his little disappointments
and the interruption of his plans and hopes. Is not the subject of the plan
of salvation all-absorbing? If the infinite God justifies me, “who is
he that condemneth? It is Christ that died” (verse 34). He has in His
dying for man revealed how much He loves man—enough to die for Him!
The law condemns the sinner and drives him to Christ. It is God that justifies
Satan will accuse and seek permission to destroy, but it is God that opens
the door of refuge. It is God that justifieth him that entereth that door.
Then if God be for us, who can be against us? Oh, the bright glorious truth.
Why do not men discern it? Why not walk in its bright beams? Why do not all
who believe talk of Christ’s matchless love? . . .
God lives and reigns. All who are saved must fight manfully as soldiers of
Jesus Christ; then they will be registered in heaven’s books as true
and faithful. They are to work the works of Jesus Christ, fight the good fight
Devotional: Our Father Cares, p. 283.