HE IS PRECIOUS --- 1 Peter 2:7. Bogatzky's Daily Devotions March 5. GospelWeb.net

The Fifth of March.

HE IS PRECIOUS --- 1 Peter 2:7.

"Unto you therefore which believe he is precious." --- 1 Peter 2:7.

Reader, put these following questions to thine own heart, as in the presence of God, if thou canst answer affimatively, doubt not thy real interest in him, and in his great salvation: Is the Lord Jesus Christ precious to me, as he is to all who believe? Once he was to me without form or comeliness, and I saw no beauty in him; is he now to me the chiefest of ten thousand, yea, altogether lovely?

Do I behold an infinite amiableness and glory in his person, a transcendent excellency in his righteousness, an inexhausted fulness in his grace, and a heaven of happiness in his love? Do I esteem him above every name, love him above every creature and thing, and value an interest in him before ten thousand worlds?

Is the language of my soul, "None but Christ, none but Christ?" "Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee."

Is all the world, all that is admired in it, esteemed to me as dung, and beheld with the greatest contempt, when compared with a glorious Christ, the ravishing sweetness of his love, and the unsearchable riches of his grace?

Do I wish nothing so ardently, seek nothing so diligently, and rejoice in nothing so greatly, as to win Christ, and be found in him? Be this my portion, and I can say, I want, I wish, I ask no more!

In vain I seek for rest
In all created good,
It leaves me yet unblest,
And makes me pant for God.
And sure at rest I cannot be,
Until my heart finds rest in thee!