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O what a lovely object is the life of Christ

It is 9:48 AM Tuesday morning. I mentioned in my video this morning the book "Looking Unto Jesus" by Isaac Ambrose. This book is one of my favorite Puritan books and I thought I would quote from it so as to give you an idea how Ambrose writes.

"Sect. VI.-Of loving Jesus in that respect.

6. Let us love Jesus as carrying on the great work of our salvation for us during his life. Now what is love, but "a motion of the appetite, by which the soul unites itself to what seems fair unto it?" And if so, O what a lovely object is the life of Christ? Who can read over his life? Who can think over his worthiness, both in his person, relations, actions, and several administrations, and not love him with a singular love? That which set the daughters of Jerusalem in a posture of seeking after Christ, was that description of Christ, which the spouse made of him, Sol. Song. 5:10,11,12,13, 14,15. "My beloved is white and ruddy, the chiefest of ten thousands. His head is as the most fine gold, his locks are bushy and black, as a raven. His eyes are as the eyes of doves, by the rivers of water, washed with milk and fitly set. His cheeks are as a bed of spices, and sweet flowers: his lips like lilies dropping sweet smelling myrrh," &c. By these are intimated unto us the government of Christ, the unsearchable councils of Christ, the pure nature of Christ, without any impurity or uncleanness; the gracious promises of Christ, the soul-saving instructions of Christ; the holy actions, and just administrations of Christ, the tender affections and amiable smilings of Christ, the gracious, inward and wonderful workings of Christ; so that he is altogether lovely, or he is composed of loves: from top to toe there is nothing in Christ, but is most fair and beautiful, lovely and desirable.-Now, as this description inflamed the daughters of Jerusalem, so, to act our loves toward the Lord Jesus Christ, take we a copy of the record of the Spirit in the scriptures: see what they say of Christ; this was his own advice, "Search the scriptures, for-they are they which testify of me," John 5:39." Isaac Ambrose LOOKING UNTO JESUS

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