It is the beauty in Christ that fuels true obedience in us.
“Our pleasure and our duty,
Though opposite before,
Since we have seen His beauty,
Are join’d to part no more:
It is our highest pleasure,
No less than duty’s call,
To love Him beyond measure,
And serve Him with our all.”
—John Newton, “We Were Once As You Are” (Olney Hymns)
We delved into this dynamic last Sunday with “Beauty of Duty & Dependence“.
“Do not rest until love and faith in Jesus are the master passions of your soul.” —Charles Spurgeon
“We are called to an everlasting preoccupation with God.” —A.W. Tozer