Friday, August 6, 2010

Love Better Than Life

“Your lovingkindness is better than life” (Psalm 63:3).  I just had to break in on our look at what we can learn from the Puritans to share with you the thoughts I had while reading Thomas Manton this morning.  The favor of God is the greatest blessing.  A person may be weary of life itself, but never of the love of God!  Many have complained of life as a burden, and wished for the day of death; but none complain of the love of God.  A Christian values happiness by God’s friendship, not by worldly prosperity.  Misery to the child of God is His absence.  Manton wrote: “A sense of God’s love in Christ is the sweetest thing that ever we felt, and is able to sweeten the bitterest cup that ever believer drank of.” 

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