Posted by: the watchmen | December 16, 2007

CH Spurgeon____ December 16.

December 17-Morning {Daily Reading: #1Pe 1:1-2:25} {Quick Study: #Jas 1:1-5:20}

“I remember thee.” {#Jer 2:2}

Let us note that Christ delights to think upon his Church,

and to look upon her beauty. As the bird returneth often to its

nest, and as the wayfarer hastens to his home, so doth the mind

continually pursue the object of its choice. We cannot look too

often upon that face which we love; we desire always to have our

precious things in our sight. It is even so with our Lord Jesus.

From all eternity “his delights were with the sons of men”; his

thoughts rolled onward to the time when his elect should be born

into the world; he viewed them in the mirror of his

foreknowledge. “In thy book,” he says, “all my members were

written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there

was none of them.” {#Ps 139:16} When the world was set upon itspillars, he was there, and he set the bounds of the people

according to the number of the children of Israel. Many a time

before his incarnation, he descended to this lower earth in the

similitude of a man; on the plains of Mamre {#Ge 18}, by thebrook of Jabbok, {#Ge 32:24-30} beneath the walls of Jericho,

{#Jos 5:13} and in the fiery furnace of Babylon, {#Da 3:19,25}

the Son of Man visited his people. Because his soul

delighted in them, he could not rest away from them, for his

heart longed after them. Never were they absent from his heart,

for he had written their names upon his hands, and graven them

upon his side. As the breastplate containing the names of the

tribes of Israel was the most brilliant ornament worn by the

high priest, so the names of Christ’s elect were his most

precious jewels, and glittered on his heart. We may often

forget to meditate upon the perfections of our Lord, but he

never ceases to remember us. Let us chide ourselves for past

forgetfulness, and pray for grace ever to bear him in fondest

remembrance. Lord, paint upon the eyeballs of my soul the image

of thy Son.


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