Thank you, Paul. This is a beautiful read for the Lord’s day or any day.
Worldly men imagine that there is true excellency and true happiness in those things which they are pursuing. They think that if they could but obtain them, that they would be happy. But when they obtain them, and cannot find happiness–then they look for happiness in something else, and are still upon the futile pursuit.
There is a transcendent glory, and an ineffable sweetness in Christ.
Jesus Christ has true excellency, and so great an excellency, that when you come to truly see Him, you look no further, but your mind rests there.
You see that you had been pursuing shadows, but now you have found the substance.
You realize that you had been seeking happiness in the stream, but now you have found the ocean.
The excellency of Christ is an object adequate to the natural cravings of the soul…
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