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the love of God has come first, and that with all our imperfections and shortcomings it has been our deepest desire and will to have God's love be our supremest inspiration, and that it has prepared us for what is highest and best. And this is the mystery of being a Christian, that as we hide ourselves in the perfect love wherewith Jesus has loved God, through the glow of his love for God, we feel the spark of our love for

God burn in our own heart, and that, goes out, Jesus kindles it again.

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"WITH ALL THINE HEART." Underneath, still deeper than the heart, lives the soul. When God searches a person he tries not merely the heart, but enters still more deeply The Scripture expresses this into his being. plastically by saying that after God has tried the heart he also trieth the reins (Jer. 11:20) in In order to examine us in our inmost parts. moments of extreme tension it is felt, even among us, that the heart is not yet all, but that we must reach down to the marrow of our inmost self. We see it in the case of Jonathan. When David had sworn that he would alwa5"s be faithful to him and to his house, Jonathan, deeply moved,

"Whatsoever thy soul desireth, I will even do it for thee" (I Sam. 20:4). In all seriousness the only element of worth in the heart is that whidi comes into it from the soul, and passes through it to the soul. What goes on outside of the soul may indeed be very

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van dinsdag 1 januari 1918

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 620 Pagina's

To be near unto God - pagina 201

Bekijk de hele uitgave van dinsdag 1 januari 1918

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 620 Pagina's

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