An inexhaustible fullness

(John Fawcett, "Christ Precious")

"Yes, He is very precious to you who believe!"
    1 Peter 2:7

Christian! Jesus is your Savior, your Friend,
and your Portion!

You are guilty—His blood cleanses from all sin.
You are miserable—He is rich in mercy.
You are helpless—He is mighty to save.
You are impoverished—His riches are unsearchable.

His treasures of grace are inexhaustible! There is
an inexhaustible fullness
in Him, answerable
to all your necessities—be they ever so many, or
ever so great. He is the ever-flowing, the over-
flowing fountain of living waters. He is able to
do exceedingly abundantly above all that we can
ask or think. It has pleased the Father, that in
Him all fullness should dwell. Indeed, we have
all received grace after grace from His fullness.
His kindness and mercy are unbounded.

If the kindness of men has a tendency to win your
hearts—how much more should the infinite love of
Jesus constrain you to love Him! He is precious in the
glorious perfections of His person, His transcendent
worth, and His all-surpassing excellency. Surely then,
it is reasonable, it is highly proper—that He should be
chief the object of your love!

All that is excellent, all that is desirable, all that is
comforting—is concentrated in Him. He is fairer than
the children of men, the chief among ten thousands,
and altogether lovely! O how unspeakably—how
infinitely precious! "Yes, He is very precious to you
who believe!" 1 Peter 2:7

Love to Jesus is maintained and continued in its
warmth and fervor—by frequent meditation on His
adorable person, His dying love, and His infinite
excellence and preciousness. If we lose sight of
Him as the spring of all our happiness, and of His
ineffable glories—the fervency of our love for Him
will be abated.

If Jesus Christ is so superlatively precious in Himself,
we have reason to be ashamed that we love Him no
more. Alas! how languid are our affections towards
Him who is altogether lovely—and how easily are our
hearts captivated with vanities and trifles! This is
matter of deep humiliation, grief, and sorrow.