PROCLAIM LIBERTY --- Isaiah 61:1. C. H. V. Bogatzky's Daily Devotions May 17.

The Seventeenth of May.

I AM CRUCIFIED WITH CHRIST --- Galatians 2:19, 20.

"I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God. I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live: yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me." --- Galatians 2:19, 20.

Christ being our Head, in whom all fulness dwells, he will certainly fill all his members with life and strength, according to his promise, John 14:19; "Because I live, ye shall live also;" and chapter 17:3; "This is life eternal," etc.

To know Christ, and God in Christ, as love is true light, and life; he that has this has enough. Oh the excellency of the knowledge of Christ! O Lord, teach me to know thee as the Bridegroom of my soul, that the law may not rush into my conscience, now thy bridechamber, and condemn me any more.

I desire to be devoted to thee alone, Romans 7:4. Grant, therefore, that my whole heart and life, all my words and actions, may be governed only by a living faith in thee, who hast loved me and given thyself for me.

Come, dearest Lord, descend and dwell,
By faith and love, in every breast;
Then shall we know, and taste, and feel,
The joys that cannot be express'd.

Come, fill our hearts with inward strength,
Make our enlarged souls possess,
And learn the height, and breadth, and length
Of thine immeasurable grace.

Now to the God whose power can do
More than our thoughts or wishes know,
Be everlasting honours done
By all the church, through Christ his Son.