MEDITATIONS ON THE TRUE CHRISTIAN LIFE
By Glenn H. Jackson
______...."This book of the law [the Word of God] shall not depart from [always be in]
your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful [take heed] to do according to all that is written in it; for THEN you will make your way prosperous, and THEN
you will have success".... Joshua 1:8 NASB
WHAT ETERNAL LIFE DOES
[part 7 of 8]
Some Love Realities
*____Eternal Life makes New Creations out of us. Perhaps, more accurately speaking, it forms a New Creation in us. We become a new type, a new species. God's very Nature comes into our spirits, absorbing them, taking us over,
and building into us the things that we saw and admired in Jesus. It gives us a sense of righteousness and freedom in the Father's presence. No one can estimate the value of this unless they have known about the long struggles of men through the ages to rid
themselves of sin-consciousness.
____This sin-consciousness has given us an inferiority complex. It has given birth to all the human religions and the vain reasonings
of Philosophy. When one has received Eternal Life, he no longer has use for Philosophy or Religion. He has found Reality. He has found the Father. Jesus has become a Reality in his life. He goes into the Father's presence now as simply and freely as a child
goes into his earthly father's presence.
____Just as children flocked about Jesus in His earth walk, so we who have received Eternal Life crowd about the Father, longing
for the closest, sweetest, contact with Him.
____It not only makes us New Creations and makes us righteous, but it also imparts to us the Love-Nature of the Father.
The greatest need in the world today is this Jesus-kind of Love. It will stop quarrelling and bitterness in the home. It will destroy the strife between the classes. It will bring joy and happiness wherever it goes. It is God working in the human spirit. We
no longer seek our own. Selfishness is destroyed.
____1 Cor. 13:5, speaking of Love, says : "Seeketh not its own." The thing that has motivated humanity down through
the ages has been destroyed and another mighty force has taken its place. Selfishness has lost its crown. Love has taken the throne.