What captivates our heart? What is it that brings most joy and delight to us? Those are important questions, to say the least. Unless Christ does so, we still have traces of idolatry within us, which is much more true than we either realize or want to admit. In his Meditation and Discourses on the Glory of Christ, John Owen addressed these questions:
“Is Christ, then, thus glorious in our eyes? Do we see the Father in him, or by seeing of him? Do we sedulously daily contemplate on the wisdom, love, grace, goodness, holiness, and righteousness of God, as revealing and manifesting themselves in him? Do we sufficiently consider that the immediate vision of this glory in heaven will be our everlasting blessedness? Does the imperfect view which we have of it here increase our desires after the perfect sight of it above?” (Page 33)
Owen’s argument is that heaven will be all about “the immediate vision of this glory”–the glory of Christ–and is the totality of our blessedness. Since that is the case, should it not also be the main focus while still on this earth?
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