Thursday, 28 April 2011

The Very Essence of All Delights and Pleasures

Where is it that we will find the fullness of pleasure and delight? This is what John Flavel had to say about Jesus:
Christ [is] the very essence of all delights and pleasures, the very soul and substance of them. As all the rivers are gathered into the ocean, which is congregation or meeting-place of all waters in the world: so Christ is that ocean in which all true delights and pleasures meet. . . .

His excellencies are pure and unmixed; he is a sea of sweetness without one drop of gall.
If this is who Christ is, why would we not desire Him above all things; why would we not be constantly seeking to know Him more and more? If "all true delights and pleasures meet" in Him, then why do we run after other things to give us happiness instead of Him?