“Oh to behold the Glory of Christ!
Here in would I live, here in would I die,
here on would I dwell in my thoughts and my affections
until all things here below become as dead and deformed things,
and in no longer, any way, calling out for my affections.”
These words are not cheap or toneless; they cannot be. They reveal the heart that has been changed from stone to flesh (Ezek 36:26). They reveal the joy of a secret known (Mt 13:44). These words resonate in the fellowship of believers calling us continually to have but one focus, to have our gaze set in but one direction and upon but one Object of Affection… ‘Oh to behold the Glory of Christ!’.
Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lose heart. But we have renounced disgraceful, underhanded ways…
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