Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Grou: the price of a soul

Wednesday, June 26, 2013
    [Jesus:] “What do you think? If a man owns a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go to look for the one that wandered off? And if he finds it, I tell you the truth, he is happier about that one sheep than about the ninety-nine that did not wander off. In the same way your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should be lost.”
    —Matthew 18:12-14 (NIV)
    A Soul is a very precious thing, and that if Jesus thought it worth so infinite a price, we can scarcely estimate it too highly, or shrink from proving our belief in its value, by co-operating with Him for its salvation. Look at the Cross, if you would learn the true value of a soul, your own soul, the soul of each human being for whom you can do somewhat; measure and weigh your life, your sufferings, your joys, your hopes, by that standard.
    ... Jean Nicolas Grou (1731-1803), The Hidden Life of the Soul, London: Rivingtons, 1870, p. 238-239 (see the book)
    See also Matt. 18:12-13; John 13:35; Gal. 6:2; Eph. 4:1-3; Jas. 2:15-16; 1 Pet. 1:22; 1 John 3:14,18-20
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, I was lost when You found me.
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