Morning, June 30, adapted from Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening

The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one.” — John 17:22

Behold the incomparable generosity of the Lord Jesus, for he has given us everything he has. Although a fraction of his possessions would have made a universe of angels rich beyond all thought, he was still not content until he had given us all that he had. It would have been surprising enough grace if he had allowed us to eat the crumbs of his banquet beneath the table of his mercy; but he will do nothing by halves, he has us sit with him and share the feast. If he had given us some small pension from his royal treasure chest, we should have had good reason to love him eternally; but no, he will have his bride as rich as himself, and he will not have a glory or grace in which she shall not share. He has not been content with less than making us joint-heirs with himself, so that we might have equal possessions. He has emptied all his estate into the treasury of the Church, and has all things common with his redeemed. He will not withhold the key from any room in his house from his people. He gives them full liberty to take all that he has, to be their own; he loves for them to take freely his treasure, and appropriate as much as they can possibly carry. The boundless fulness of his all-sufficiency is as free to the believer as the air he breathes. Christ has put the flask of his love and grace to the believer’s lip, and invited him to drink on forever; if he could drain it, he is welcome to do so, and as he cannot exhaust it, he is invited to drink abundantly, for it is all his own. What more true proof of fellowship can heaven or earth supply?

“When I stand before the throne

Dressed in beauty not my own;

When I see thee as thou art,

Love thee with unsinning heart;

Then, Lord, shall I fully know–

Not till then–how much I owe.”