TO BE A DISCIPLE OF CHRIST IS THE GREATEST PRIVILEGE GOD CAN BESTOW UPON FALLEN MAN

Man that is a worm

TO BE A DISCIPLE OF CHRIST IS THE GREATEST PRIVILEGE GOD CAN BESTOW UPON FALLEN MAN

J.C. Philpot

To take a worm of the earth and make him a disciple of Jesus is the greatest privilege God can bestow upon man! To select an obstinate, ungodly, perverse rebel, and place him in the school of Christ and at the feet of Jesus, is the highest favor God can bestow upon any child of the dust.

How unsurpassingly great must be that kindness whereby the Lord condescends to bestow His grace on an alien and an enemy, and to soften and meeken him by His Spirit, and thus cause him to grow up into the image and likeness of His own dear Son. What are earthly honors and titles when compared with the favor thus conferred upon those whose foundation is in the dust?

Compared with this high privilege, all earthly honors, titles and robes, sink into utter insignificance!

“Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the SONS OF GOD: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew Him not. Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when He shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as He is.” [1John 3:1,2] Hallelujah!

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