THE BASIS OF ALL TRUE PIETY
from Spurgeon's sermon, "LOVE'S LOGIC"
Heaven itself, although it be a fertile land, flowing with milk
and honey, can produce no fairer flower than the 'Rose of Sharon'.
Heaven's highest joys mount no higher than the head of Jesus;
its sweetest bliss is found in his name alone.
If we would know heaven, let us know Jesus.
If we would be heavenly, let us love Jesus.
Oh that we were perpetually in his company, that
our hearts might ever be satisfied with his love!
Let the young believer seek after a clear view of the person of Jesus,
and then let him implore the kindling fire of the Holy Spirit to light
up his whole soul with fervent affection.
LOVE TO JESUS IS THE BASIS OF ALL TRUE PIETY,
and the intensity
of this love will ever be the measure of our zeal for his glory. Let us
love him with all our hearts, and then diligent labor and consistent
living will be sure to follow.