Thursday, July 3, 2014

No Mind Has Imagined

Surely there is no believer but who finds that sometimes sin interrupts his joy, and sometimes Satan disturbs his joy, and sometimes afflictions eclipse his joy. Sometimes the cares of the world, and sometimes the snares of the world, and sometimes the fears of the world mar his joy.

Here on earth, our joy is mixed with sorrow; our rejoicing with trembling. The most godly have sorrow mixed with their joy,  water mixed with their wine,  vinegar mixed with their oil,  pain mixed with their ease,  winter mixed with their summer, etc.

But in heaven, they shall have   joy without sorrow,  light without darkness,  sweetness without bitterness,  summer without winter,  health without sickness,  honor without disgrace,  glory without shame, and  life without death.

[Thomas Brooks]
Psalm 16:11 ... Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
1 Corinthians 2:9 ... But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
Revelation 21:4 ... And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.