The Passion for God   1 comment

The Passion for God

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Matt. 5, 6

I.

The difference in men is in their motives, their longings, which color the whole life–something outranks all else.

The heart is a kingdom with some sovereign passion–that which receives [the] most thought & endeavor, gives the highest pleasure.

II.

Jesus says the man who hungers after righteousness is blessed–has a passion for God.  Religion is the autocrat of the heart.  Christ demands the first place in the heart.

(a)  A good appetite indicates a healthful body.  A hungering for God shows soundness of spirit.  The most religious strive after God more than any others.  This is the only life worthy the powers of the soul.

(b)  The passion for worldly pleasures while the church work languishes reveals a bad state of the heart–a loss of healthful appetite.  Such things can never satisfy the soul.

III.

Those who yearn after God and obey him are filled with peace and joy, are satisfied with him alone.

IV.

How may we have this warmth of affection?  By letting in the warmth of his love.

O for a yearning after God!

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

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Posted January 18, 2014 by neatnik2009 in George Washington Barrett 1938-1942 M-Z, Matthew

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