To see [Christ in scripture] is my prime delight. To testify it is my happiest duty. Devoted loyalty to Him who is the first and last, the sum and substance of all Scripture, impels me. Earnest zeal for the undying souls of men constrains me. I know, and am intensely persuaded, that all peace, all joy, all salvation, are in Jesus. My eyes are widely open to the fact that men are blessed, and are blessings, just in proportion as they live, ever gazing on Christ, ever listening to His voice.Quite a convicting thing to read - either if you're burned out, or if you're like me and planning to enter the pastorate at some point. It is men like these whose shoulders we stand upon whenever we go to publicly proclaim the word of God to Christ's sheep.
Shame, then, and guilt and woe would be my portion, if I should leave any effort untried to unfold His glorious image. Let me rather use every power of life and pen to magnify and exalt Him—to beseech men to ponder Him—to search for Him—to receive Him—to love Him—to follow Him—to serve Him—to commend Him—to live in Him, and through Him, and for Him. I would thus strive, the Spirit helping, to assail and melt and conquer hearts, that Christ may there be enthroned, in all His rightful majesty, a beloved and adored Lord.
Who will deny that the happiest man on earth is he who is most enriched with enlightened views of Christ, and acts out most devotedly this faith? He lives at heaven's high gate.
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Henry Law Shows True Delight in Christ
Posted by Adam Parker
Henry Law puts your average career-minded pastor to shame with the following quote from the Preface to his book The Gospel in Genesis: