Sometimes it just hits me. I mean…just. hits. me. Our God is so good. So merciful. So dang compassionate. Not the scary, angry God I created in my mind growing up. Oh, how He loves us, indeed. Even when we forget…He never does and never will. It’s one of those, “Wait, WHAT?!” moments, for sure.
“‘Joint heirs with Christ.’ Romans 8:17
…All that He has He shares with His people…He would not sit upon His own throne until He had procured a place upon it for all who overcome by His blood. Crown the head and the whole body shares the honour.
Behold here the reward of every Christian conqueror! Christ’s throne, crown, sceptre, palace, treasure, robes, heritage, are yours. Far superior to the jealousy, selfishness, and greed, which admit of no participation of their advantages, Christ deems His happiness completed by His people sharing it.
‘The glory which Thou gavest Me have I given them.’
‘These things have I spoken unto you, that My joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.’
The smiles of His Father are all the sweeter to Him, because His people share them. The honours of His kingdom are more pleasing, because His people appear with Him in glory. More valuable to Him are His conquests, since they have taught His people to overcome. He delights in His throne, because on it there is a place for them. He rejoices in His royal robes, since over them His skirts are spread. He delights the more in His joy, because He calls them to enter into it.”
-Morning and Evening with Charles H. Spurgeon, May 14
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From screenshots on Insta to remember the books I want to read, to the Goodreads app my daughter introduced me to, to Audible books with my son while we're in the car, to Book of the Month.
And then there's podcasts and music...
there's so much excellence to read, study and listen to.
What are YOU reading & listening to these days?