Thursday, September 8, 2016
What! not love the Lord! Hellish sin! What! not love Jesus! Stupendous wickedness! What! not love Christ! Monstrous impiety! Not love Him who is both Lord, and Jesus, and Christ! What name might we call him by? Is he a man or a beast? Is he a man or a devil?
Do you love the world and not Him? Do you love sin and not him? This may be the astonishment of the heavens, the amazement of the earth, the wonder of angels, the joy of devils, the burden of the creation of God. The earth groans to bear them; the sun is grieved to give light unto them; the air laments to be sucked into sin-filthy bodies, wherein are more filthy souls because they are void of the love of Christ! Yes, all this world looks more like Hell than Heaven, because of the swarms of men therein who have no sincere love to Jesus Christ.
Let all who are not sensual beasts, or incarnate devils, who have the understanding and hearts of men stand and wonder that a man should deny Christ his love. Good Lord! What a thing is this! What cursed wickedness is this! What wonder that you behold such a sight as this a man without love unto your Son and allow him to continue to be a man; or do not make him a sick man, a poor man, a tormented pained man on earth, or a damned man in Hell!
1 Corinthians 16:22 ... If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha.
Romans 12:9 ... Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.
Psalm 45:7 ... Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
Matthew 22:37 ... Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.❤