VII

The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want. Psalm 23:1 (KJV)

The gospel rightly leads us into a personal relationship with Jesus, for his glory, our salvation, and the good of others. If our Christianity is not deeply personal, then it is nominal, which is unreal and no good to anyone.

Ortlund, R. (2022) Who Helps You Enjoy God? Christian Hedonists in Honest Community, Desiring God, Retrieved from https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/who-helps-you-enjoy-god

IV

… Those who are the greatest among you should take the lowest rank, and the leader should be like a servant. Who is more important, the one who sits at the table or the one who serves? The one who sits at the table, of course. But not here! For I am among you as one who serves. Luke 22:24-30 (NLT)

All have not learning, or gifts, or money. But all can minister to the happiness of those around them, by passive or by active graces. All can be useful, and all can be kind. There is a grand reality in constant kindness.

Ryle, J. (1857) Expository Thoughts on the Gospels, Monergism Books, pg. 1142-1143

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