For as the lightning flashes and lights up the sky from one side to the other, so will the Son of Man be in his day. Luke 17:24
But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness shall rise with healing in its wings. Malachi 4:2

But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ . . . Galatians 6:14
For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. 1 Corinthians 2:2
Let the motto upon your whole ministry be - "Christ is All!" - Mather

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Christ: The Soul-Satisfying Portion!

Jonathan Edwards said:
They that have Christ, they have a soul-satisfying portion. They have the truest pleasures and comforts. Here is to be found the proper happiness of the soul. Least liable to accidents and change . . . Here is the best employment for the understanding . . . Such as have Christ, they have better and greater riches than others . . . Better honor . . . Far better pleasures than sensual men. The joys are more exquisitely delighting than ever was enjoyed by the greatest epicure [a person who is dedicated to sensual enjoyment]. [There are] no pleasures like those that are by the enlightenings of the Spirit of Christ, the discoveries of the beauty of Christ and the manifestations of his love.

Jonathan Edwards, "Glorying in the Savior," in Sermons and Discourses 1723-1729, in The Works of Jonathan Edwards, vol. 14, ed. Kenneth P. Minkema (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1997), 467. As cited in John Piper, God is the Gospel, Meditations on God's Love as the Gift of Himself (Wheaton: Crossway, 2005), 148.

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