Russell and Duenes

Christ Jesus has true excellency

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There are many things worth memorizing in this life. Sadly we actually commit to memory far too few gems of wisdom and truth, but I have found that Jonathan Edwards, next to Scripture, has provided the greatest treasure-trove of truth in my life. Every word is bursting with profundity and penetration. So when I came across this gem in my church bulletin tonight, I knew that I would have to memorize it. Care to join me?

Christ Jesus has true excellency, so great that when the mind comes to see it, it rests there. It sees a transcendent glory and an ineffable sweetness in Him; it sees that till now it has been pursuing shadows, but that now it has found the substance; that before it had been seeking happiness in the stream, but that now it has found the ocean. It is an infinite excellency in which the mind can find no bounds. Every new discovery makes this beauty appear more ravishing; there is room enough for the mind to go deeper and deeper, and never come to the bottom. The soul that comes to Christ, feeds upon this and lives upon it. It is impossible for those who have tasted of this fountain, and know the sweetness of it, ever to forsake it.
– D

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Written by Michael Duenes

January 4, 2010 at 4:12 am

Posted in Duenes, Theology

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