His word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay—Jer. 20:9.
Let us who are privileged to remain to this
time of favor and blessing and enlightenment give glory
to the Lord, and see to it that the loving disposition
of John is manifested in us, and also his energy, his
zeal; for while he is called the loving disciple, we are to remember
also that he was, because of his impetuous zeal, styled,
with his brother, Boanerges—sons of thunder. Let
us be full of energy, full of sacrifices which love
prompts, that we may glorify the Lord in our bodies and
spirits, which are His.
passages: Jas. 1:21-23; 1.Pet.
2:2;Heb. 4:12; 2. Tim. 2:15; Josh. 1:8; 1.Chron.16:15;
Job 23:12; Psa. 19:7-11; 40:8; 119:14 20,46,54,93,97.111.143.
157-167,172; Eccles.5:1; Isa. 55:10,11; Ezra 7:10;
Mal.2:6,7; Luke12:42-44; Acts 4:20,3 1;
20:22-24; 1.Cor. 9:16-23; 2.Cor.