Romans 11:33-36

Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! “For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor? Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?” For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Edwards Wednesday

2 Corinthians 11:2

Jealous for His Glory

Such is Christ’s love to a true Christian that He is jealous for his good and welfare, and nothing will ever provoke Him more than to see any injure him. “If any offend one of these little ones” (Matthew 18:6).

And such is the spirit of a Christian towards Christ that he is jealous for His glory; he has a spirit of zeal for the glory of His Redeemer, and nothing will more grieve and offend him than to see Him dishonored and His interest suffering.

Christ and the soul of the true Christian have a mutual complacence in each other, and Christ especially has delight in the believer. “As the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so shall thy God rejoice over thee” (Isaiah 62:5).

Christ is exceedingly well-pleased and takes sweet delight in the graces and virtues of the Christian, in that beauty and loveliness which He has put upon him; “Thou hast ravished my heart” (Song of Solomon 4:9).

Readings taken from Day By Day With Jonathan Edwards


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