Behold the Glory!

All those we call great were driven by some powerful conviction an/or concern. They had a passion to correct an evil, discover a cure, invent a great invention, advance understanding, promote a cause, etc. They had a purpose; a focus; a goal, and they moved with determination toward the accomplishment. They reached levels of accomplishment that have caused many to marvel. Some people live simply for pleasure and/or to survive without any great driving passion. How many Christians drift with the restless, passionless tide of complacency? Empty of joy and excitement, with no motivating purpose, they settle for a “ho hum” experience of salvation. What a travesty of the life changing potential of the Gospel. Consider the contrast! A burning desire to know more of God; a powerful hunger to grasp more of His Word; a craving for holiness of life; a longing to be ignited and to ignite others with the excitement of being a child of God, these should define the trophies of His grace. What will arouse us; wake up the latent reality that pushes for expression? Only a profound preoccupation with His Person. That can only be done as we focus on His Person in His Word. Reader, are you among those who can say with Paul, “But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord” (II Corinthians 3:18). Selah! Mary D. James, seems to have captured this passion that she so beautifully expressed in her wonderful hymn, “All for Jesus.” She wrote, “Since my eyes were fixed on Jesus, I’ve lost sight of all beside, so enchained my spirit’s vision, gazing on the Crucified.” What do we really know of that?   Ron


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