Riches from John Flavel, Part 2

Spiritual light is a special help to obedience and obedience is a singular help to increase your spiritual light.

The brevity of life–the lamp of life is almost burnt down, the glass of time is almost run out; only a very few days and nights more, and then time, nights and days shall all be no more.

What shall I say of Christ? The excelling glory of that object dazzles apprehension and swallows up all expression.

The whole world is not a theater large enough to display the glory of Christ upon or unfold even half of the unsearchable riches that lie hidden in Him. And such is the deliciousness of this subject, Christ, that were there ten thousand volumes written upon it, they would never become tiring to the heart. We used to say that any one thing can finally tire us and this is true, except about this one eminent thing, Christ, and then one can never tire, for such is the variety of sweetness in Christ.

It is greatly to your loss that you live at such a distance from God and are so seldom with him; do not think that the best ministers or choicest books will ever be able to satisfy your doubts and comfort your hearts, if you are letting down your communion with God to so low a degree.

The care of God, engaged for you, is your convoy to accompany and secure you until it sees you safe into your harbor of eternal rest.

– John Flavel

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