Posted by: the watchmen | December 6, 2007

CH Spurgeon – December 6

December 6-Morning {Daily Reading: #Col 1:1-4:18} {Quick Study: #1Th 1:1-5: 28}“As is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.”

{#1Co 15:48}The head and members are of one nature, and not like thatmonstrous image which Nebuchadnezzar saw in his dream. The head

was of fine gold, but the belly and thighs were of brass, the

legs of iron, and the feet, part of iron and part of clay.

Christ’s mystical body is no absurd combination of opposites;

the members were mortal, and therefore Jesus died; the glorified

head is immortal, and therefore the body is immortal too, for

thus the record stands, “Because I live, ye shall live also.” As

is our loving Head, such is the body, and every member in

particular. A chosen Head and chosen members; an accepted Head,

and accepted members; a living Head, and living members. If the

head be pure gold, all the parts of the body are of pure gold

also. Thus is there a double union of nature as a basis for the

closest communion. Pause here, devout reader, and see if thou

canst without ecstatic amazement, contemplate the infinite

condescension of the Son of God in thus exalting thy

wretchedness into blessed union with his glory. Thou art so mean

that in remembrance of thy mortality, thou mayest say to

corruption, “Thou art my father,” and to the worm, “Thou art my

sister”; and yet in Christ thou art so honoured that thou canst

say to the Almighty, “Abba, Father,” and to the Incarnate God,

“Thou art my brother and my husband.” Surely if relationships to

ancient and noble families make men think highly of themselves,

we have whereof to glory over the heads of them all. Let the

poorest and most despised believer lay hold upon this privilege;

let not a senseless indolence make him negligent to trace his

pedigree, and let him suffer no foolish attachment to present

vanities to occupy his thoughts to the exclusion of this

glorious, this heavenly honour of union with Christ.

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