March 18, 2023

Dost thou now believe? Then ‘the love of God is’ now ‘shed abroad in thy heart.’ Thou lovest Him, because He first loved us. And, because thou lovest God, thou lovest thy brother also. And being filled with ‘love, peace, joy,’ thou art also filled with ‘ long-suffering, gentleness, fidelity, goodness, meekness, temperance,’ and all the other fruits of the same Spirit; in a word, with whatever dispositions are holy, are heavenly, or divine. For while thou ‘ beholdest with open,’ uncovered ‘ face’ (the veil now being taken away) ‘ the glory of the Lord,’ His glorious love, and the glorious image wherein thou wast created, thou art ‘changed into the same image from glory to glory, by the Spirit of the Lord.’