Friday, March 04, 2022

Flavel: Christ the source of delight

Friday, March 4, 2022
    Commemoration of Felix, Bishop, Apostle to the East Angles, 647
His mouth is sweetness itself;
    he is altogether lovely.
This is my lover, this my friend,
    O daughters of Jerusalem.
    —Song of Solomon 5:16 (NIV)
    Christ [is] the very essence of all delights and pleasures, the very soul and substance of them. As all the rivers are gathered into the ocean, which is the congregation or meeting-place of all the waters in the world: so Christ is that ocean in which all true delights and pleasures meet.
    ... John Flavel (1628-1691), Serm. XII from The Method of Grace, in The Whole Works of the Reverend Mr. John Flavel, v. II, London: J. Mathews, 1799, p. 215 (see the book)
    See also Song of Solomon 5:16; Ps. 45:2; Matt. 12:18
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, I cast myself on Your limitless grace.
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