A High Note of Holy Joy

Walk in the statutes of life, without committing iniquity; he shall surely live, he shall not die.

—Ezekiel 33:15

Our religion must interfere with our private lives [because] we live in the world, the Bible name for human society. The regenerated man has been inwardly separated from society as Israel was separated from Egypt at the crossing of the Red Sea.

The Christian is a man of heaven temporarily living on earth. Though in spirit divided from the race of fallen men, he must yet in the flesh live among them. In many things he is like them, but in others he differs so radically from them that they cannot but see and resent it….

But we must not get the impression that the Christian life is one continuous conflict, one unbroken irritating struggle against the world, the flesh and the devil. A thousand times no. The heart that learns to die with Christ soon knows the blessed experience of rising with Him, and all the world’s persecutions cannot still the high note of holy joy that springs up in the soul that has become the dwelling place of the Holy Spirit. OGM042

There is never a day so dreary,

There is never a night so long,

But the soul that is trusting Jesus

Will somewhere find a song. HCL528

 

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