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5.31.2014

Interesting thought

"The worth and excellency of a soul is measured by the object of its love, and the way to grow in holiness is to behold divine excellence."

Got it from this post: http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/justintaylor/2014/05/30/a-summary-of-henry-scougals-the-life-of-god-in-the-soul-of-man/

The quote is saying, our actual worth and exellency - of our soul that is - can be measured by what we most love; and if that is God, His holiness and so forth, then that is the ultimate object to focus on and will in turn make God focus more on us.

Notice it's a difficult thought this making God the object of our love. We can respect and fear God, but as sort of 'up there' while we're going about our lives and interests in front of us.

I guess a practical thing to do would be to make a list of exactly what we DO make our object of love that is other than God. Then compare it to God. Is it worth it? Will it do anything for us in the long run? I don't think self-interest is a bad thing in pondering and calculating such things.

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