The Nature of Love to God and Christ, Opened and Enforced, by Samuel Davies

The Nature of Love to God and Christ, Opened and Enforced, by Samuel Davies

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Their thoughts, those cheap and easy things—are ungratefully denied to him, who gave them a power of thinking! Oh what stupid indifference about the supreme good, or rather what prevailing enmity is here! Can you pretend to be lovers of Jesus Christ while this is your case? Can you excuse or extenuate this under the soft name of infirmity? No, it is rank, inveterate, sullen enmity! And the righteous God resents it as such! But,

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2. If you truly love the Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity—then you frequently and affectionately think of him.

2.  This you know is the genius and tendency of love in general—to fix our thoughts upon its object; and the Psalmist often mentions this, as an attendant of his love to God. “How precious are your thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them! if I should count them, they are more in number than the sand! When I awake—I am still with you.” Psalm 139:17, 18. “I remember you upon my bed, and meditate on you in the night-watches.” Psalm 63:6. “My meditation of him shall be sweet.” Psalm 104:34. Isaiah represents the whole church as saying, “The desire of our soul is to your name, and to the remembrance of you. My soul yearns for you in the night; in the morning my spirit longs for you.” Isaiah 26:8, 9. This you see, is the character of the lovers of God.

 

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