Sunday Meditation – Do Not Undervalue Christ

“You are unkind when you undervalue Christ: when you do not see enough value in him to take time to seek him, and show higher esteem for things of little worth; when outward enjoyments, relations and interests claim more of your thoughts and affections that Christ; when any object is more lovely, any happiness more desirable, and enjoyment more delightful than Christ’s presence, and when any suffering is more fearful than Christ’s absence or displeasure. When he comes will you send him away without admission? Will you refuse and weary him with denials and excuses? Are you so busily employed in the world that you cannot, or will not come? How often are we guilty of this! Love him in his person, his excellencies, his loveliness, and not just for what you can get out of him. Seeking only to get is a selfish love, and comes short of true friendship. His is not a true friend who loves you only for what he expects to get from you. His love to us counted nothing too hard, or too expensive, or too hazardous, or too grievous. Let us cross our carnal inclinations to follow him in painful and costly service.”

David Clarkson


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