Nothing so much his own as God

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MW

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Hugh Binning, Works, p. 387:

And truly, as there is nothing can be so suitable a portion, so there is nothing that can be so truly made ours as God. Of all things a believer hath, there is nothing so much his own as God, – nothing so indissolubly tied unto him, – nothing so inseparably joined. See Paul’s triumph upon that account, Rom. 8. Nothing can truly be said to be the soul’s own, but that which is not only coetaneous with it, that survives mortality, and the changes of the body, but likewise is inseparable from it. What a poor empty sound is all that can be spoken of him, till your souls be once possessed of him! It cannot make your hearts leap within you, but it cannot but excite and stir up a believer’s heart.
 

earl40

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Love this! I have been asked if there is any intrinsic worth within man apart from God. The last line shows that the believer is the only one who can appreciate the difference in being adopted into the Body of Christ vs. merely being part of the human race.
 
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