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else. to be different from the nature of everything With charming clearness the Scripture defines the nature of the soul in this single phrase: that we are created after the image of God. This includes everything. From this everything explains From this it comes that the soul can never itself. have its "highest good" save in Him after whose Image it originated. The opposite truth no less holds good that everything that turns the soul to another good than God as the highest, wounds, corrupts and poisons it. It is painful to see that

the nations with their seething multitudes have no understanding of this. But it is more painful to many see that even among serious-minded people painlay hold on everything else but God. Most people ful of all is the sight of many religious who follow after everything that is good, but show that they have never tasted the "highest good. But our blessed Lord does not despair. In heaven he continues to intercede for his saints upon earth: ''Father, this is eternal life, that they might know Thee, the only true God." And in conperfect accord with this is the disclosure, stantly new-born children of the Kingdom, of the ardent life of the soul, which responds to this

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THE FATHER."

In this meditation also the main thought is the word of Jesus: This is eternal life, that they might know Thee, the Only true God. Its meaning is too profound to be fully set forth at

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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 129

Bekijk de hele uitgave van dinsdag 1 januari 1918

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 620 Pagina's

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