You that look for so much in another world may be very well content with a little in this. Taylor. Presumptuous are they who speak of the details of the condition and circumstances and occupations of the children of God after death. One by one they shake off all meaner desires, and lay all meaner purposes down, and as they climb toward Him along the various paths of suffering and of duty their hearts are filled with a common hope — to be like Him, and see Him as He is.(Bp. II. The higher the summer sun mounts above the horizon, the more force it bears to clear and heat the air with his beams; and if thy hope of salvation were advanced to any ordinary height in thy soul, it would scatter these inordinate desires after this world, with which now thou art choked up, and put thee into a greater heat of affection after heaven. Their progress will be interminable. But holiness purity is our liberty. M. Taylor.There is, in one of the valleys of Perthshire, a tree which sprang up on the rocky side of a little brook, where there was no kindly soil in which it could spread its roots, or by which it could be nourished. Certainly thy hope is either false, or at best very little. S. S. Air bubbles that weaken the iron are more dangerous than a wrong pattern. The Christian life on earth is growing in an unkindly soil; and if it could find no better nourishment than that can furnish it would die; but, taught by the Holy Spirit of God, through faith in the resurrection and ascension of the Lord, it sends a rootlet across the river into the better land, and draws from that all the support it needs to keep it fresh and healthy.(W. And what is our right to eternal glory? )The purifying hopeChristian Treasury.Let thy hope of heaven moderate thy affections to earth. John 3:3 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] John 3:3, NIV: "Jesus replied, 'Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.'" Compared with it, the pouring of the molten iron into the mould seems very easy. )Links1 John 3:3 NIV1 John 3:3 NLT1 John 3:3 ESV1 John 3:3 NASB1 John 3:3 KJV1 John 3:3 Bible Apps1 John 3:3 Parallel1 John 3:3 Biblia Paralela1 John 3:3 Chinese Bible1 John 3:3 French Bible1 John 3:3 German Bible1 John 3:3 CommentariesBible Hub. Behold, they go to Him, out of every nation. And, let me add, that hope implies not only a bare expectation, but expectation accompanied with desire, consequently, if the great subject of his hope be the presence of Christ, that presence is what the Christian will desire above all things, and feel to be the perfection of happiness. It is His glorious example which should help us most — the example of Him who died for us, who liveth for us. As seen above, it is a synonym for gennao anothen. II. "And it is not yet made manifest what we shall be." We should consider Him attentively as the means of elevating our views of holy obedience by His blessed example, and of stimulating us to seek for higher attainments in grace than we are likely to find by our very imperfect knowledge of our yet imperfect brethren. No sooner does he propose one such to himself, and begin to mount toward it, than it begins to lose its excellence as he draws nigh to it, and soon it has no power to hold his affections. The examples of the world are like a stream that carries a man clean out of the way of purity. )The Christian's hopeBp. Cooper, D. D.)Christian hope influencing present Christian lifeW. And Jesus, our Elder Brother, has gone before, and opened the way for aspiring man to follow. 1. (5)His sins arising out of his nationality, education, profession, etc. 1. 4. Taylor. In the natural world, as, for example, in the heavens, causes act in a manner that is unconfused and regular. It is not the hope of the man of the world, who considers that he is no worse than others, though, like them, he does neglect Christ. II. Sin is not only a scar, or a sore, cleaving to one part or member, but it has incorporated itself into the whole man (Job 25:4). (Psalm 18:15); and St. Paul, "Having the desire to depart and be with Christ;" and St. John, "The throne of God and of the Lamb shall be therein; and his servants shall do him service; and they shall see his face." There are more failures from the want of faithfulness and skill in the worker than from the want of a good model of the work to be done. Now viewing scripture range from the book of John chapter 3:3 through chapter 3:7... John Chapter 3. He sets before him Jesus as his model. Because it creates an atmosphere of life that is death to personal impurity.3. Certainly thy hope is either false, or at best very little. 1. And this includes — First, a willingness wholly to cease from the old man, as corrupt, in order that a completely new man from Christ may be formed in you. You would think it an unseemly thing to see some rich man, that hath a vast estate, among the poor gleaners in harvest time, as busy to pick up the ears of corn that are left in the field as the most miserable beggar in the company. And Jesus, our Elder Brother, has gone before, and opened the way for aspiring man to follow. THE TEST OF THAT HOPE. What are they? Therefore, every mere earthly hope is unworthy to rule a man, and if he have no higher, will at last degrade him; because man is greater than any earthly honour he can aspire to, and greater than the world he lives in, and greater than all its achievements and glories — yes, greater than anything except God. (c) The purifying ourselves from the power of sin consists in a continual mortifying and weakening the very root and principle of inherent corruption. He does this in a perfectly natural way. Hope has a purifying power.1. (4)Hence he is evermore aspiring after more and more holiness.III. You would think it an unseemly thing to see some rich man, that hath a vast estate, among the poor gleaners in harvest time, as busy to pick up the ears of corn that are left in the field as the most miserable beggar in the company. Air bubbles that weaken the iron are more dangerous than a wrong pattern. (4)His relative sins in the family, the shop, the church, etc. THE RESULT ACCOMPLISHED in the believer's mind. . And every man must "be in Christ" ere he can have or exercise this hope on Christ. Therefore, every mere earthly hope is unworthy to rule a man, and if he have no higher, will at last degrade him; because man is greater than any earthly honour he can aspire to, and greater than the world he lives in, and greater than all its achievements and glories — yes, greater than anything except God. 1. H. You would think it an unseemly thing to see some rich man, that hath a vast estate, among the poor gleaners in harvest time, as busy to pick up the ears of corn that are left in the field as the most miserable beggar in the company. 4. Of Hebrew origin; properly, firm, i.e. The expectation of the promised blessing. Cooper, D. D.In the moulding room of an iron foundry you may see workmen making in fine sand the moulds into which the molten iron will be poured in a day or two. What has not, perhaps, been sufficiently noted is, that the Greek word is not the true key to the difficulty, and that its double sense has led men to seek the meaning in a wrong direction. Behold, they go to Him, out of every nation. Behold, they go to Him, out of every nation. THE TEST OF THAT HOPE. You that look for so much in another world may be very well content with a little in this. Wisely and graciously God has left a veil over our future condition and circumstances. (4)Hence he is evermore aspiring after more and more holiness.III. Well, Christian, be not angry if I tell thee that thou dost a more shameful thing by far, if thou, who pretendest to hope for heaven, be as eager in the pursuit of this world's trash as the poor carnal wretch is who expects no portion but what God hath left him to pick up in the field of this world. "Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God." Well, Christian, be not angry if I tell thee that thou dost a more shameful thing by far, if thou, who pretendest to hope for heaven, be as eager in the pursuit of this world's trash as the poor carnal wretch is who expects no portion but what God hath left him to pick up in the field of this world. (1) That hope is a mere natural emotion, "springs eternal in the human breast," is produced by natural objects, and common to all natural men; this hope is a Christian grace, is produced by the Spirit of God, through faith in the gospel is fixed on the things of the spirit, and is common to all that are spiritual. Because it knows that without holiness no man shall see the Lord.2. Therefore, every mere earthly hope is unworthy to rule a man, and if he have no higher, will at last degrade him; because man is greater than any earthly honour he can aspire to, and greater than the world he lives in, and greater than all its achievements and glories — yes, greater than anything except God. Because it creates an atmosphere of life that is death to personal impurity.3. Now, what that tiny bridge was to the tree, the Resurrection of Christ is to the believer. Therefore, every mere earthly hope is unworthy to rule a man, and if he have no higher, will at last degrade him; because man is greater than any earthly honour he can aspire to, and greater than the world he lives in, and greater than all its achievements and glories — yes, greater than anything except God. Because we grow like those we ardently love.(Geo.

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