Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Ponder This

OK. Here is an interactive post.
Ponder this quote from a John Newton hymn and comment with some observations and implications.

Our pleasure and our duty,
though opposite before,
since we have seen His beauty
are joined to part no more.

1 comment:

Justin Nale said...

Reminds me of the end of a hymn by Newton's friend, William Cowper:

To see the Law by Christ fulfilled,
And hear His pardoning voice;
Changes a slave into a child,
And duty into choice.

Its not that the duty is lifted, its just that the duty becomes a delight. If we truly believe that Christ is smarter than us, wiser than us, and cares for us more than we care for ourselves, then it becomes our joy to obey His commands. They're a gift for our good.