As Evil Reigns In The End-Of-This-Age, What Should Believers Do? "Put Ye On The Lord Jesus Christ"

Romans 13:12,13-14 "The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness...[ and]...put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ

It is no small advantage to the holy life to "begin the day with God." The saints are wont to leave their hearts with him over night, that they may find them with him in the morning. Before earthly things break in upon us, and we receive impressions from abroad, it is good to season the heart with thoughts of God, and to consecrate the early and virgin operations of the mind before they are prostituted to baser objects. When the world gets the start of religion in the morning, it can hardly overtake it all the day; and so the heart is habituated to vanity all the day long. But when we begin with God, we take him along with us to all the business and comforts of the day; which, being seasoned with his love and fear, are the more sweet and savoury to us. —Thomas Case (1598-1682), in the Epistle Dedicatory to "The Morning Exercise."

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Anonymous said...

O GOD, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is...Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice.