January 13 The Poor Man’s Morning Portion

13.—Master! where dwellest thou?—John 1:38.

Is this the earnest inquiry of my soul? Hear then the answer: “Thus saith the High and Lofty One, whose name is Holy, I dwell in the high and holy place; with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.” Pause my soul! Are these the qualities produced by grace in thine heart? Jesus, Master, make me what thou wouldest have me to be; and then come, Lord, agreeable to thy promises. Thou hast said, My Father will come, and I will come, and make our abode with him. And thou hast said, The Holy Ghost shall come and abide with you for ever. What, my soul! shall I indeed have such glorious personages for my companions? Behold, Lord, the heaven, and the heaven of heavens, cannot contain thee! Oh! for grace and a sanctity of thought corresponding to such mercies, since our bodies are the temple of the Holy Ghost which dwelleth in us![1]

 

[1] Hawker, R. (1845). The Poor Man’s Morning Portion (pp. 13–14). New York; Pittsburg: Robert Carter.

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