Thursday, September 16, 2010

The Prime Act of Grace

“I have rejoiced in the way of Your testimonies, as much as in all riches” (Psalms 119:14). Every autumn we see how excited and enthusiastic people become about football. Are we fans or fanatics? The Christian should display that degree of passion over God and His word. The fact that we do not is a measure of how deranged our affections have become because of sin. A heart that has experienced the power of God’s grace will rejoice more in the way of His word than in all riches. Our affections should be in harmony with the true worth of things. Objects of great value should have more of our hearts than those of less value. The prime act of grace is seeing and choosing God as our highest good. The more grace works to change our affections, the more will our desires and passions move away from created things to God. Things that once commanded our full interest and were so important to us will lose their attraction. Grace will turn our affections to the most noble objects, to things that are truly worthy of all that is in us.

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