Thursday, July 3, 2008

Everlasting Love

"The sovereign choice of the Father, by which he elected us unto eternal life, or ever the earth was, is a matter of vast antiquity, since no date can be conceived for it by the mind of man. We were chosen from before the foundations of the world. Everlasting love went with the choice, for it was not a bare act of divine will by which we were set apart, but the divine affections were concerned. The Father loved us in and from the beginning. Here is a theme for daily contemplation. The eternal purpose to redeem us from our foreseen ruin, to cleanse and sanctify us, and at last to glorify us, was of infinite antiquity, and runs side by side with immutable love and absolute sovereignty."
-Spurgeon

2 comments:

lifecypha said...

That's beautiful. I love the way Spurgeon had a way with words. Reading that quote,it's almost like he's being stern and loving and the same time.

JM Vergara said...

I agree with lifecypha!

I was honestly overwhelmed with the words used to describe our redemption. What overwhelmingly wonderful grace.