Psalm 127:3-5

"Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one's youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them!"

Beholding the Glory of Christ

“It is by beholding the glory of Christ by faith that we are spiritually edified and built up in this world, for as we behold his glory, the life and power of faith grow stronger and stronger. It is by faith that we grow to love Christ. So if we desire strong faith and powerful love, which give us rest, peace and satisfaction, we must seek them diligently beholding the glory of Christ by faith. In this duty I desire to live and to die.

On Christ’s glory I would fix all my thoughts and desires, and the more I see of the glory of Christ, the more the painted beauties of this world will wither in my eyes and I will be more and more crucified to this world. It will become to me like something dead and putrid, impossible for me to enjoy.”

- John Owen, The Glory of Christ (Carlisle, Pa.: Banner of Truth Trust, 1994), 7.

This quote was listed on Of First Importance yesterday. It was so good I thought I would share it on here.


Wendy said...

Thanks for posting this timely and powerful reminder. It's not been an easy day and I needed to read it. I am grateful for His grace even more!

Michelle said...

Aww... Wendy, I'm glad it was encouraging to you! It's amazing how God gives us encouragement at just the perfect time! :-)

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