“True Love For Christ” 9/05/2017 Posted by Alister Begg for “Truth for Life”

“Our Daily Bread”     http://odb.org

The Daily Devotions of Greg Laurie    http://www.harvest.org/devotional

                                  Image result for picture true love for Christ Bible

Posted by Alister Begg for “Truth for Life”  @  www.truthforlife.org

Original site @  http://info.truthforlife.org/devo-september3-2017?ecid=ACsprvt0Rvt8aSGPlpenL-syVfrgb1EQaR61C5wK4aZap4UwVmYGbzfyFwGUlCKk2mqejQxzj5T_&utm_campaign=Daily%20Devotion%20Emails&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=55848434&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_5oF6dzyatPrkYRwTrpLgMTL4DvxoL_3RC36hxWpxPjkaOSbB8nvxUiq0XUsFLYHU4KTtw1buxkDZHOEJUvOusbO2-NhKqYVHsvFeETn1xvMAZCoI&_hsmi=55848434

 

DAILY DEVOTIONAL SEPTEMBER 3, 2017

True Love For Christ

 

You whom my soul loves.
Song of Songs 1:7

It is good to be able, without any “if” or “but,” to say of the Lord Jesus, “You whom my soul loves.” Many can only say of Jesus that they hope they love Him; they trust they love Him; but only a poor and shallow experience will be content to stay here. No one ought to give any rest to his spirit until he feels quite sure about a matter of such vital importance. We should not be satisfied with a superficial hope that Jesus loves us and with a bare trust that we love Him. The old saints did not generally speak with “buts” and “ifs” and “hopes” and “trusts,” but they spoke positively and plainly. “I know whom I have believed,”1said Paul. “I know that my Redeemer lives,”2 said Job. Get definite knowledge of your love for Jesus, and do not be satisfied until you can speak of your interest in Him as a reality-a reality that you have made sure of by receiving the witness of the Holy Spirit and His seal upon your soul by faith.

True love for Christ is in every case the Holy Spirit’s work and must be accomplished in the heart by Him. He is the efficient cause of it; but the logical reason why we love Jesus lies in Himself. Why do we love Jesus? Because He first loved us. Why do we love Jesus? Because He gave Himself for us. We have life through His death; we have peace through His blood. Though He was rich, yet for our sakes He became poor. Why do we love Jesus? Because of the excellency of His person.We are filled with a sense of His beauty, an admiration of His graces, a consciousness of His infinite perfection. His greatness, goodness, and loveliness, in one resplendent ray, combine to enchant the soul till it is so delighted that it exclaims, yes, He is “altogether lovely.”3 This is a blessed love that binds the heart with chains softer than silk, and yet stronger than steel!

1) 2 Timothy 1:12
2) Job 19:25
3) Song of Songs 5:15, KJV

Devotional material is taken from “Morning and Evening,” written by C.H. Spurgeon, revised and updated by Alistair Begg. Copyright © 2003, Good News Publishers and used by Truth For Life with written permission.

********************************************************************************

P.S. (from bruce) Are you filled with the Holy Spirit, to be able to love Jesus as written above ??  Without the Holy Spirit dwelling within, you are not a Christian in God’s eyes…  Here is a link for this most important days writing, about how God’s grace is received to become a Christian, through understanding and obeying the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ…    https://godsmanforever.com/2014/10/26/the-truth-about-sin-10262014-by-bruce-reposted-from-7112013/

 

Picture credit:  https://www.google.com/search?q=picture+true+love+for+Christ+Bible&rlz=1C1VFKB_enUS610US619&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjUrrfw9YvWAhVDOiYKHZrFANAQsAQIMg&biw=1173&bih=825#imgrc=vwSW_VyrdXkBKM:

 

 

Advertisements

About Godsmanforever

I present posts about God's Word, with a personal focus on how God's grace is received through saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ... Sinners must understand and obey the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ... See this link for more... https://godsmanforever.com/2014/10/26/the-truth-about-sin-10262014-by-bruce-reposted-from-7112013/
This entry was posted in Bible, Catholic, Christ, Christianity, Daily Devotion, Exortation, faith, God, Gospel, Holiness, Hope, Jesus Christ, Love, Mercy, Peace, Praise, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to “True Love For Christ” 9/05/2017 Posted by Alister Begg for “Truth for Life”

  1. Wish there was a LOVE button, brother Bruce and not just like!! Great post!!!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s