Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Believer's Daily Remembrances by James Smith

Courtesy of Johnny Farese:

The Believer's Daily Remembrances by James Smith

We will remember Thy love. - Song 1:4

What subject is so sweet as the love of Jesus? The goodwill of His heart towards us, which He fixed on us sovereignty, immutably, and eternally.

Let us remember this love of Jesus, for it is sufficient to fill us with joy, peace, and love. Oh, how it condescended to look upon us, come and die for us, and now to dwell with us! What benevolence it has and does display, giving everything that is necessary for life and godliness.

How it dignifies its objects, raising them to glory, honour, immortality, and eternal life. Let us remember His love; to comfort our hearts amid changing friendships; to encourage our souls in seasons of darkness; to produce confidence in times of trial; to inspire with fortitude in times of danger; to beget patience when burdened and oppressed; to reconcile the mind under bereaving dispensations; and to produce zeal and devotedness in the Lord's cause and service. Oh, love of Jesus! be Thou my daily subject and constant theme!

Beloved, let us remember His love, if we forget everything beside; there is nothing so sweet, so valuable, so excellent as this!

God only knows the love of God;
Oh, that it now were shed abroad
In this poor stony heart!
Give me to know this love divine,
This heavenly portion, Lord, be mine;
Be mine this better part!