Topic: God's Love

Do we know how our sins provoke God? How they grieve the Holy Ghost? How they weaken our graces? How they spoil our prayers? How they weaken faith? How they tempt Christ to be ashamed of us? And how they hold back good from us? And if we know not every one of these things to the full, how shall we know to the full the love of Christ which saveth us from them all?. [ALE]

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Before we can know this love of Christ, as afore, we must necessarily know the nature of sin, that is, what sin is, what sin is in itself. [ALE]

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Who can tell how many heart-pleasing thoughts Christ had of us before the world began? [ALE]

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We must put a vast difference between love as found in us, and love as found in Christ, and that, both as to the nature, principle, or object of love. [ALE]

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Make this love of God and of Christ thine own, and not another’s… give not over until this love be made thine own until thou find and feel it to run warm in thy heart by the shedding of it abroad there, by the spirit that God hath given thee. [ALE]

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‘Tis unnatural to abuse love, to abuse love is a villainy condemned of all, yea, to abuse love, is the most inexcusable sin of all. It is next to the sin of devils to abuse love, the love of God in Christ. [ALE]

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Love in Christ decays not, nor can be tempted to do so by anything that happens, or that shall happen hereafter, in the object so beloved. [ALE]

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He that has skill to judge of providences aright, has a great ability in him to comprehend with other saints, what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height (of God’s love). [ALE]

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No man has the right to self-pity when God has set His love upon him. Are we to be pitied for whom God has sacrificed His own Son? Shall we whom God has made sons and daughters regard ourselves as objects of pity?

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