Monday, September 05, 2022

Grou: Where is thy sting?

Monday, September 5, 2022
    [Jesus:] “Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.”
    —Matthew 10:28 (NIV)
    Be sure that you will look to death, according to your manner of life. If a pure heart and mortified spirit have broken down the earthly barrier between you and God; if trial and sacrifice have brought you into a close realisation of the Cross, to union with God, you cannot fear death; you will see it from His Side only, and in no way from your own, all that is fearful is lost when merged in His Holy Will. Death is wholly loveable and peaceful seen in the Light of His Love.
    ... Jean Nicolas Grou (1731-1803), The Hidden Life of the Soul, London: Rivingtons, 1870, p. 253 (see the book)
    See also Matt. 10:28; 1 Cor. 15:55-57; 1 Thess. 4:14-15; Heb. 13:14; 1 John 4:18
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, You have taken away death’s terror forever.
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