Perhaps, do nothing more than read the verse and Murray’s quote aloud, slowly, three times, with expression.

Chris —  August 4, 2009 — 2 Comments

This is truth to be absorbed.  Each reading will take approximately 82 seconds. 

"And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit (2 Corinthians 3:18)."

“. . . the import is that, as we come into intelligent, believing, and adoring encounter with the glory of Christ, we take on the characters which belong to him.  We must remember, of course, that supernatural agency is at work in this process.  But the means by which this work of grace is wrought are clearly indicated.  The glory of Christ is portrayed and exhibited to us in the pages of Scripture.  The Holy Spirit illumines our minds and quickens our hearts to behold the glory; he takes the things of Christ and shows them to us.  He thus glorifies Christ . . . This process of conformation to the image of Christ does not take place by quiescent passivity on our part.  It is only by concentrated application to the data of revelation that we come into this encounter with the glory of the Lord.  And all the energies of our being are enlisted in the exercise of adoration, love, obedience, and fellowship (John Murray, Banner of Truth, Collected Writings Vol. 2, 311-312)."”

If you stumbled saying, “quiescent” so did I.

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2 responses to Perhaps, do nothing more than read the verse and Murray’s quote aloud, slowly, three times, with expression.

  1. This captured my interest. I have not read any of John Murray’s works. What would you recommend as a starting place? I also enjoyed Sinclair Ferguson’s piece on Jesus as our Navy Seal. Think that would preach!

  2. Tom, I would probably recommend Redemption, Accomplished, and Applied first. Or, I would get volume 1 or 2 of his collected works. Thanks for commenting.

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