Sunday, October 7, 2012

The Loveliness of Christ

"...[Christ] is altogether lovely in his person: he is Deity dwelling in flesh, John 1:14. The wonderful, perfect union of the divine and human nature in Christ renders him an object of admiration and adoration to both angels and men, 1 Tim. 3:16. God never presented to the world such a vision of glory before. Consider how the human nature of our Lord Jesus Christ is overflowing with all the graces of the Spirit, in such a way as never any of the saints was filled. O what a lovely picture does this paint of him! John  3:34, 'God gives the Spirit [to him] without limit.' "
________John Flavel (from "Christ Altogether Lovely")

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