Bekijk het origineel

The work of the Holy Spirit - pagina 619

Bekijk het origineel

PDF Bekijken
+ Meer informatie

The work of the Holy Spirit - pagina 619

2 minuten leestijd

ORGANICALLY ONE tivate an affection tion they

may

which excludes His

not ignore

God

;

In their mutual affec-

love.

act as tho

579

God

did not exist

;

be in-

account

name and truth as tho they were of little and their mutual love the principal thing. Nay, the wisdom which is from above is first pure, then peaceMutual love among the saints can not flourish unless the saint able. acknowledge God, confess His name, exalt His truth as their shield and buckler; praise His virtues and reverence His counsel, espeChristian love, cially regarding their own person and destiny. different to His

unfailing, born here to live forever, can scintillate only that the name of the Lord shines forth in His truth, where

new and where

truth, bearing

And

and animating

souls, is

experienced and confessed.

wheedling tones, or sinful being united and knit together by the Holy

this exists, not in sentimentalism,

indulgence, but in

Spirit according to the divine foreordination.

At

this point the

work

of the

counsel of the Lord Jehovah.

Holy

From

Spirit returns to the eternal

that counsel

it

flows; in that

to that counsel every

life has its starting-point, and completed development must return, impelled from its own internal pressure. Every development, tho adorning itself with fairest

counsel every

names, which opposes that counsel, proceeds in a wrong direction, and must change its course or run into eternal death. That which inexhaustible fulis to receive consistency, endurance, and eternal, with reference end. the in and ness must spring from that counsel, to itself, correctly reflect its fulness.

And

since in that counsel the parts do not lie loose, side

by

side, but are destined to form one rich, spiritual whole, it is the Holy Spirit who, by fitly joining together these parts— /.^., the elect children of God— unites and knits them together according to that Only when this is accomplished, love's perfect beauty counsel.

shall appear.

Then

the Church of Christ shall shine as the bearer And then only the Holy

of that love in the presence of the Lord. Spirit,

work

even the Spirit of Truth, shall have finished His greatest

—that of the cultivation of Love.

Deze tekst is geautomatiseerd gemaakt en kan nog fouten bevatten. Digibron werkt voortdurend aan correctie. Klik voor het origineel door naar de pdf. Voor opmerkingen, vragen, informatie: contact.

Op Digibron -en alle daarin opgenomen content- is het databankrecht van toepassing. Gebruiksvoorwaarden. Data protection law applies to Digibron and the content of this database. Terms of use.

Bekijk de hele uitgave van maandag 1 januari 1900

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 704 Pagina's

The work of the Holy Spirit - pagina 619

Bekijk de hele uitgave van maandag 1 januari 1900

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 704 Pagina's

PDF Bekijken