set you above…

Jesus is not neutral in the great contest between right and wrong: as warmly as He loves the one He abhors the other.

His life on earth proved the truth of these words; His death to put away sin and bring in the reign of righteousness, sealed the fact beyond all question.

We should imitate Him both in His love and hate; they are both needful to complete a righteous character.

Many of us would say that we love righteousness, but would not be its champion. Many of us would say that we hate iniquity, but not for its own sake, but for the sake of its consequences.  To be like Christ we must love righteousness as He loved, and hate wickedness as He hated. To love and hate as He loves and hates is to be perfect as He is perfect.

Our reward, celebration, welcome, assistance in this pursuit is being anointed with the oil of gladness, enriched and filled with the fulness of the Spirit, consecrated to our office so that we outshine and excel in being copartners in grace.

 Is Christ King and Priest?  He has made us kings and priests to God and His Father.  This is a great truth; and the dignity of the followers of Christ lies primarily in the partnership with Christ.




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