Sunday, June 14, 2015

The Worth of a Christian

The world scarcely knows what we Christians are, for if they did realize that we are God's jewels, the favorites of heaven, the excellency of the creation, and the beloved bride of Christ, they would not mock and persecute us as they do!

Or if we did only consider that we shall be glorified together with Christ; that His happiness shall be our happiness; that His joy shall be our joy, and His glories shall be our glories truly, we would not be so much dejected as we are!

[Thomas Sherman]

Romans 8:16-17 ... The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:  And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.

1 John 3:2 ... Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

Isaiah 61:10 ... I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.