Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Jesus was rich.

"1.For the first, that the Lord Jesus Christ is very rich.
Express scripture speaks out this truth. He is rich in goodness: Rom. 2:4, 'Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness,' his 'native goodness', that is ready to be employed for thy internal and external good.
Again, He is rich in wisdom and knowledge: Col. 2:3, 'In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.'
Again, He is rich in grace: Eph. 1:7, 'By whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace.'
Again, He is rich in glory: Eph. 1:18, 'That ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what is the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints.'

You may judge of riches of Christ by this, that he doth not only enrich all the saints, but all of the saints.
That is, he enriches all the faculties of their souls; he enriches their understandings with glorious light; their consciences with quickness, pureness, tenderness and quietness; and their wills with holy intentions and heavenly resolutions; and their affections of love, joy, fear, etc. with life, heat, and warmth, and with the beauty and glory of the most soul-enriching, soul-delighting, soul-ravishing, and soul-contenting objects. All saint's experiences seal to this truth, and therefore a touch shall suffice."

Thomas Brooks1608-1680


Mel said...

Amen! We tend have such a narrow focus, which in human terms is sometimes a good thing and definitely serves a purpose. But it's so comforting and awe-inspiring to know that God's view and God's ways are broad and far-reaching, and four dimensional. The more I learn about Him, the more I want to know Him more, until my every waking moment is consumed with His beauty and goodness.

FCB said...

Mel, your God pleasing goal reminded me of a line I read this morning--"The more a man sees of the love and favor of God to him, the more high the springs of comfort rise in him."
You encourage me to want more of God as well.