Thursday, February 01, 2007

Got Stars in Your Eyes?

More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish so that I may gain Christ,
(Philippians 3:8)

“The writers of the gospels were not afflicted with the biographic mania. Moreover the Apostles were not their theme. Christ was their hero; and their sole desire was to tell what they knew of Him. They gazed steadfastly at the Sun of Righteousness and in His effulgence they lost sight of the attendant stars. Whether they were stars of first magnitude or of the second or of the third, made little difference.” (The Training of the Twelve, A.B. Bruce)

Application: Look up at the dawn sky to watch the sun rise. All those stars that are disappearing before you represent any famous or noteworthy person compared to the brilliance of the Son.