The Passion for God   1 comment

The Sermon on the MountCarl Bloch, 1890

Above:  The Sermon on the Mount, by Carl Bloch

(Painting in the Public Domain)

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EDITOR’S COMMENT:

I, for the sake of clarity, point out that my great-grandfather used the word “professor” to refer to one who professes something, not a person who teaches at a college or a university.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

AUGUST 17, 2013 COMMON ERA

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Matt. 5, 6

1.  The difference in men is in their motives, their longings which color the whole life.  All have some motive that outranks all else.  The heart is a kingdom with some sovereign passion.  One may not know just what is; but it is that which receives most thought & endeavor & gives the highest pleasure.

2.  Jesus says [that] the man who hungers after righteousness is blessed–has a passion for God.  “Religion is the autocrat of the heart.”  He demands the first place & is the soul’s very life:

(a)  A good appetite indicates a healthful body.  A hungering for God shows soundness of heart.  The most religious people strive for God more than any others.

(b)  The passion of professors for worldly pleasures, while the church work languishes, reveals an unsound heart, a loss of healthful appetite.  Such things can’t fill but produce satiety; often disappointment.

3.  All who yearn for & obey Him are filled with peace & joy–are satisfied with Him alone.

4.  How, then, may men have this warmth of affection?  By letting in His messages of love till the heart is warmed.  O for a yearning after God!

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

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Posted August 17, 2013 by neatnik2009 in George Washington Barrett 1905-1913 M-R, Matthew

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