Christ perfectly glorified His Father. He rendered testimony to the holiness of His will by accepting it altogether. We, on the contrary, seek but too often to exalt ourselves even among our brethren: we want their esteem and their respect. Christ sought but one thing — the glory of His Father, and not His own. For it, and so for us, He always went lower and lower down in this world. Wherefore also God highly exalted Him. He is accepted fully and on high; and if God is satisfied with Christ, we also ought surely to be satisfied with Him. We can find all repose for our hearts in Christ. Are you tired of the world, weary of the desert of sin, of strife? Well then look to Christ, where only is rest, perfect rest for conscience and for heart.

In Christ self is wholly given up. He gave, not sought, Himself.

It is a happy thing so to walk with God that He can use us as His voice, when He would speak to poor sinners.

The Bible, in its object, is a whole, which presents to us God coming forth from His essential fulness to manifest all that He is, and to bring back into the enjoyment of this fulness with Himself those who, having been made partakers of His nature, have become capable of comprehending and loving His counsels and Himself.