The Hound of Heaven

December 15, 2013

“Paul ran from Christ; Christ pursued and overtook him.  Paul resisted Christ; Christ disarmed him.  Paul persecuted Christ; Christ converted him.  Paul was an alien; Christ made him a member of the family.  Paul was an enemy; Christ made him a friend.  Paul was ‘in the flesh’; Christ set him ‘in the Spirit.’  Paul was under the law; Christ set him in grace.  Paul was dead; Christ made him alive to God.  How does one give reasons for this?  He does not give reasons; he sings, ‘Blessed be God who blessed us . . . even as he chose us in him.’”

Lewis B. Smedes, Union With Christ (Grand Rapids, 1983), pages 86-87.

HT: Ray Ortlund

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2 Responses to “The Hound of Heaven”

  1. Al Roberts Says:

    What a wonderful thought. Bless the LORD Oh my soul. Great post.

  2. phfs9 Says:

    So many lessons come in the form of reminders of what we have already learned. This article was nicely set forth.


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