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Nov 18, 2018
Passage: Proverbs 8:17

God Loves His Christians

I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me


Objection: My graces are all imperfect. They do not please me, how can they please God? I cannot do the things that I would.

Answer: All true [beloved]; yet God loves His own workmanship in the soul. His Spirit prays in you, lives in you, walks in you. God loves the work of His own Spirit. Just as you love flowers of your own planting, as you love a spot that you have laid out much on; so God loves His children, not for anything of their own; but for what He has done for them, and in them. They are dear-bought, He has bought them with His own blood. He waters them every moment, lest any hurt them; He keeps them by night and by day, and how can He but love them? He loves the place where His Spirit dwells.

Just as God loved the temple: “This is my rest: here will I dwell, for I have desired it,” (PSALM 132:14) not for any good in it, but because it was the place of His feet; because He had done so much for it; so God loves His Christians, just because He dwells in them, and has done so much for them. Just as it was with Aaron’s rod: it was a dry stick, like any other rod; but God made it bud forth, and bloom blossoms, and bear ripe almonds; and therefore he caused it to be laid up in the holiest of all. So is a Christian a dry tree; but God makes him bear fruit, and loves the work of His own hands. Dear Christians, walk after the Spirit, and please God more and more. He saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. His countenance doth behold the upright: “I love them that love me.”

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