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Morning and Evening 8/22

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Morning: “I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, if ye find my beloved, that ye tell him, that I am sick of love.” – Song 5:8

The NKJV reads “If you find my beloved, that you tell him I am lovesick!” It is such an assurance to the believer that our fullness in life is found in Christ, the One who is never changing and is perfect beyond all explanation.

The nearer to Him, the nearer to the perfect calm of heaven; the nearer to Him, the fuller the heart is, not only of peace, but of life, and vigor, and joy.

We come to have close communion with Christ through many different ways. Reading His holy word allows us to gain knowledge of Him and we come to know all of the wonderful promises He has bestowed upon us. Prayer allows us to talk with Him directly, to let him know our desires, worries and thankfulness. Worshipping brings us to a place of falling on our knees and calling out to Him, glorifying Him and giving Him praise for His gift of everlasting life. Fellowship brings joy to our hearts as we speak about the love of Christ in each of our lives. It is through all these different ways that we come near to Him and have fullness and joy that cannot be found within any earthly delight. May the Holy Spirit give us the desire to long after Him and know that it is only Him who can satisfy it.

For He satisfies the longing soul, And fills the hungry soul with goodness. – Psalm 107:9

Evening: “The unsearchable riches of Christ.” – Ephesians 3:8

Even Spurgeon would agree that his eloquent devotional of the unsearchable riches of Christ does not even break the surface on how great and majestic our Lord Jesus Christ is. All of the Luther’s, Whitfield’s, Edward’s and Piper’s combined could not put together a great enough exposition to fully explain what Christ has done for us, what we were before and what we have now become in light of the gospel.

Just to try and meditate on the single fact of salvation can confuse the mind. God, creator of the universe, the One who has perfectly set the distance of the sun and calculated the rotation of the earth came down in the form of human flesh and was spit upon, beaten and crucified for us, who did not even want anything to do with Him in the first place until the Holy Spirit took hold of our hearts and revealed to us His salvation.

When you put the crown on His head, you will only crown Him with silver when He deserves gold.

We will never to be able to give Him the full glory that He deserves. We should strive to live in this manner but also know is it “by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; [it is] the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast”. His glory and riches are beyond even the wisest of human minds, but may we end up each day reaching to come into the fullness of His riches and then spreading them from ear to ear.

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