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Sovereign Grace Church - Glory In The Lord - by J.C. Philpot

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Nov 05, 2017
Preacher: J.C. Philpot
Passage: 1 Corinthians 1:31 & 2 Corinthians 10:17

Glory In The Lord

…he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord


“He that glorierh” ‐ yes, we may glory; we may have a song of triumph; if the Lord do but tune our hearts to sweet melody, we may speak in accents of glory and thanksgiving—“he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.” Look at the words: “Glory in the Lord.” Not glory in himself, whatever he be, however deep his experience, however great his abilities, however consistent his conduct. No creature shall ever, in the sight of God, glory in itself; but we may glory in the Lord as of God made unto us all that he has determined he shall be. O what a sweet losing of one’s self there is in Christ! See how he has raised up Adam’s fallen progeny [race]! See how he has given the elect a standing in Christ which they never had in their fallen progenitor! Adam could glory. Adam had natural wisdom, creature righteousness, native strength, and created innocency. He might glory in these. Just as a horse can, without sin or shame, curve his proud neck, and glory in his strength when he paweth in the valley, as Job speaks: so Adam, in his native innocency, could glory in what God had made him. But when Adam fell to the very depths of creature depravity, all his glory was for ever lost; the pride of the creature was for ever stained.

But God has determined that men may glory still; only he has changed the object of that glory, and put that glory upon, and centered that glory in his only begotten Son. He turns the eyes of his poor needy family to look to him for salvation, and to glory in him; for “in him shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory.”

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