“Whom Having Not Seen Ye Love”   3 comments

Whom Having Not Seen Ye Love

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1 Peter 1, 8

I.

They believed in him as Lord and Savior because of his life–his manifest goodness and love.  “Thou art the Christ, the Son of the Living God.”  “These are written [that] ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing, ye might have life through his name.”  (Jno. 20, 31)

II.

This faith brings him into our hearts, and so we come to love him not only for love for us in his death but for what he is to us in our inner experience.  He is our salvation indeed.  We do not see him, but [he] is more real to us than he was to his disciples when he was in the flesh.  We love him because he first loved us and because [he] is so much to us now.  How loving and lovable he is!  Who can refuse to love such a Friend?

III.

“And rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory.”

Being accepted of God through him our hearts are filled with joy in him.

“Rejoice in the Lord always; and again I say rejoice.” (Phils. 4, 4)

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

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