Sunday, February 15, 2009

Praising Jesus

I am cheating a lot these days. Can't seem to get my thoughts down very well. So here is something from C.H. Spurgeon; he always says it better than I ever could.

"To him be glory both now and forever."
-- 2 Peter 3:18

Heaven will be full of the ceaseless praises of Jesus. Eternity! thine
unnumbered years shall speed their everlasting course, but forever and
for ever, "to him be glory." Is he not a "Priest for ever after the
order of Melchizedek"? "To him be glory." Is he not king for ever?-King
of kings and Lord of lords, the everlasting Father? "To him be glory
for ever."

Never shall his praises cease. That which was bought with
blood deserves to last while immortality endures. The glory of the
cross must never be eclipsed; the lustre of the grave and of the
resurrection must never be dimmed. O Jesus! thou shalt be praised for
ever. Long as immortal spirits live-long as the Father's throne
endures-for ever, for ever, unto thee shall be glory.

Believer, you are anticipating the time when you shall join the saints above in ascribing all glory to Jesus; but are you glorifying him now? The apostle's words are, "To him be glory both now and for ever." Will you not this day make it your prayer?

"Lord, help me to glorify thee; I am poor, help me to glorify thee by contentment; I am sick, help me to give thee honour by patience; I have talents, help me to extol thee by spending them for thee; I have time, Lord, help me to redeem it, that I may serve thee; I have a heart to feel, Lord, let that heart feel no love but thine, and glow with no flame but affection for thee; I have a head to think,Lord, help me to think of thee and for thee; thou hast put me in this world for something, Lord, show me what that is, and help me to work out my life-purpose: I cannot do much, but as the widow put in her two mites, which were all her living, so, Lord, I cast my time and eternity too into thy treasury; I am all thine; take me, and enable me to glorify thee now, in all that I say, in all that I do, and with all that I have."

Wonderful reminders, are they not?


Amy said...

This is a beautiful excerpt by Charles Spurgeon. Love, Grace, Truth, Relationship.

Thanks for posting!

Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day!

~Amy :)

Ike said...

2 Peter 3:18, "But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.

"Grow in grace, and in the knwledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ." True knowledge is not some esoteric information concerning a form or formula, a rite or ritual. It is to know Jesus Christ as He is revealed to man in the Word of God. This is the secret of life and of Christian living.

Notice how Peter uses the name-"our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ." How precious the Lord Jesus had become to this rough, old fisherman! Peter obeyed Him as Lord, he loved Him as Saviour, he adored Him as the greatest human, Jesus, he worshipped Him as the mighty anointed Son of God, Christ.

Peter concludes his swan song with this paean of praise..."To him be glory both now and forever. Amen."

Oh, my friend, that you and I might know Jesus Christ! Someone has put it like this:

We mutter and sputter;
We fume and we spurt;
We mumble and grumble;
Our feelings get hurt.

We can't understand things;
Our vision grows dim,
When all that we need
Is a moment with Him.

-Author unknown

Only as we spend time with Him, as He is revealed in His Word, can we grow in our knowledge of Him!

Leonard said...

Cheater, Cheater pumpkin eater...

just kidding, Thanks for sharing Mac.

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Keystone said...

I have not forgotten you.

Ephesians 1: 16-23 WOW!

Anonymous said...

Hey Maureen...........there is a big difference between "cheating" and shutting the blog down!!!!