The Sweet Dropper: Look at God in Christ First

We must take heed of coming to God in our own persons or worthiness, but in all things look at God in Christ. If we look at God as a Father, we must see him Christ’s Father first. If we see ourselves acquitted from our sins, let us look at Christ risen first. If we think of glorification in heaven, let us see Christ glorified first, and when we consider of any spiritual blessing, consider of it in Christ first. All the promises are made to Christ. He takes them first from God the Father, and derives [communicates] them to us by his Spirit. The first fulness [sic] is in God, and then he empties himself into Christ. ‘ And of his fulness we all receive grace ,’ &c.  – Richard Sibbes in Divine Meditations and Holy Contemplations

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