Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Transferred Affections

God's amazing grace is evidenced when we have become so impressed with Christ that we can honestly say to our treasured idols, "BE GONE!"

"Though the Lord gives you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, yet your Teacher will not hide himself anymore, but your eyes shall see your Teacher.   And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, 'This is the way, walk in it,' when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left. Then you will defile your carved idols overlaid with silver and your gold-plated metal images.  You will scatter them as unclean things. You will say to them, Be gone!" (Isaiah 30:18-22)

How wonderfully the Lord transfers our affections from things to Himself. The wonder however is that he enables us to be willing!

"Turn your eyes upon Jesus, look full in his wonderful face, and the things of earth will grow strangely dim in the light of his glory and grace."

Sunday, March 02, 2014

When Little Yields Much

When so little produces so much! Just as a small mustard seed is sown and becomes a tree, so too the Word of God regularly implanted in the soul produces fruits of the kingdom of heaven, visible and useful for all. (Matthew 13:31,32)