This Weeks' Favorite Quotation
"The better we know God's thoughts about Christ, the better we know God's thoughts about us, who are in Christ, according to the verse in 1 John 4, 'As He is, so are we in this world.' There is not a single grace, not a single beauty, not a single perfection of the Lord Jesus that we see brought out in the Gospels respecting which we, as believers, may not say, 'That is mine.' Do you ask how this can be? I reply, Is not Christ your life? 'When Christ, who is our life, shall appear' (Col. 3: 4). Do you want to see what your life is in its perfection? You must not look at yourselves or your fellow-Christians; you must look at Christ here on earth. 'For the life was manifested'--shown out (1 John 1: 2). What life? The eternal life. That is the life you and I possess as believers. ... You must not look at me to find it out, because very often a great deal that is not the life of Christ comes out; very often the sin, the Adam-nature, shows itself. No, if you wish to see the eternal life that I possess perfectly manifested, you must look at the Lord Jesus Christ as a man on earth."
(R.F. Kingscote, Christ as Seen in the Offerings)
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