God wants the best for us. Do we really believe that? Jeremiah stated that as follows: “For my people have committed two evils: they have forsaken me, the fountain of living waters, and hewed out cisterns for themselves, broken cisterns that can hold no water” (Jer. 2:13). In the scale of reality, we have the incomparable worth of Christ and the absolute vanity and emptiness of everything else. John Owen stated that as follows:
“What is the world, and what are the things thereof, which most men spend their thoughts about, and fix their affections on? The Psalmist gives his judgment about them, in comparison of a view of this glory of Christ, Ps. iv. 6, ‘Many say, Who will show us any good?’— Who will give and help us to attain so much in and of this world as will give rest and satisfaction unto our minds? That is the good inquired after. But, saith he, ‘Lord, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us.’ The light of the glory of God in the face of Christ Jesus is that satisfactory good alone which I desire and seek after.” (Page 41)
Do we really believe that God’s glory is infinitely more valuable than anything else? As we quoted the psalmist yesterday, we want to quote him again because only God can do this: “Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things; and give me life in your ways” (Ps. 119:37).
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