Sunday, April 06, 2008

Another Great Line

I've been reading "The Saint's Everlasting Rest" as a devotional. Now to be honest, I'm not much into devotional books. I have a hard time entering into the enjoyment of another person's devotional thoughts. But "Rest" is an old book, which means it has weathered the passing of time, is not caught up in today's fads, and still retains its value. So here's another great line:

We must add, that this rest contains a sweet and constant action of all the powers of the soul
and body in this enjoyment of God. It is not the rest of a stone, which ceaseth from all motion when it attains the centre. This body shall be so changed, that it shall no more be flesh and blood, which cannot inherit the kingdom of God; but a spiritual body. We sow not that body which shall be, but God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body. If grace makes a Christian differ so much from what he was, as to say, I am not the man I was; how much more will glory make us differ! As much as a body spiritual, above the sun in glory, exceeds these frail, noisome, diseased bodies of flesh, so far shall our senses exceed those we now possess. Doubtless, as God advances our senses, and enlarges our capacity, so will he advance the happiness of those senses, and fill up, with himself, all that capacity.


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