If Christ’s glory is the substance of the universe, history, and salvation, should our thoughts and affections not more thoroughly and deeply align themselves with that substance–His glory? In his Meditations and Discourses on the Glory of Christ, John Owen wrote the following in relation to Christ’s glory:
“Want hereof is that fundamental mistake which keeps many among us so low in their grace, so regardless of their privileges. They hear of these things, they assent unto their truth, at least they do not gainsay them; but they never solemnly meditate upon them.” (Page 45)
God’s true riches for His saints are found in the glory of His Son. We are to continually meditate on His glory, which is entirely related to our greatest well-being. Therefore, we greatly deprive ourselves by not doing so. Could this be the reason our lives are such a faint expression of what the Father intends them to be?
The glory of Christ is to be our daily nourishment. If we don’t deeply meditate on His glory, we starve our soul from its true delight and rest. That’s a high price to pay.
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