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John 17:22

June 30 Morning
And I have given them the glory which You have given Me, that they may be one, as We are One:

Behold the superlative liberality of the Lord Jesus, for he has given us his all. Although a tenth of his possessions would have made a universe of angels rich beyond all thought, yet he was not content until he had given us all that he had. It would have been surprising grace if he had allowed us to eat the crumbs of his bounty beneath the table of his mercy; but he will do nothing by halves, he makes us sit with him and share the feast. Had he given us some small pension from his royal coffers, we should have had cause to love him eternally; but no, he will have us as his bride, as rich as himself, and he will not have a glory or a grace in which she shall not share. He has not been content with less than making us joint-heirs with himself, so that we might have equal possessions. He has emptied all his estate into the coffers of the Church, and holds all things in common with his redeemed. There is not a key to any room in his house which he will withhold from his people. He gives them full liberty to take all that he has to be their own; he wants them to make free with his treasure, and appropriate as much as they can possibly carry. The boundless fulness of his all-sufficiency is as free to the believer as the air he breathes. Christ has put the flagon of his love and grace to the believer's lip and invites him to drink on forever. If he can drain it, he is welcome to do so, and as he cannot exhaust it, he is asked to drink fully, for it is all his own. What truer proof of fellowship can heaven or earth afford?

  • "When I stand before the throne
  • Dressed in beauty not my own;
  • When I see thee as thou art,
  • Love thee with unsinning heart;
  • Then, Lord, shall I fully know--
  • Not till then--how much I owe."

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