Tag: David Harsha

The world will lose its charms!

Grace Gems Whiteby David Harsha

“Christ, and Him Crucified”

“As for me, God forbid that I should boast about anything except the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. Because of that cross, my interest in this world died long ago, and the world’s interest in me is also long dead.” Galatians 6:14

There is nothing so animating to the Christian as a sight of Calvary. How despicable does the world appear in his view, when he obtains a glimpse of that cross on which his Savior died!

Everything else loses its luster when, by the eye of faith, the cross of Christ is seen. “A sight of Jesus on the cross, Makes all this world appear as dross!” In this wicked world, the Christian thirsts for God, and pants to reach the mansions of glory.

The Christian looks beyond this dying world to his eternal home in glory. The cross of Jesus enables him to soar on high, and leave the world behind him. He looks forward to the glory that is to be revealed in him. He sets his affections on things above.

Oh, keep gazing on a crucified Savior, and the world will lose its charms! We overcome the world through the cross. It is a sight of the cross of Christ that weans the affections from sublunary objects, and centers them on heavenly and divine things.

by David Harsha

Not Our Home!

Grace Gems Whiteby David Harsha

“Immanuel’s Land”

“For this world is not our home; we are looking forward to our city in Heaven, which is yet to come!” Hebrews 13:14

We are strangers and pilgrims on the earth.

This present world is not our home. We are coming up from the wilderness with our faces Zionward; we are traveling to the Celestial City!

Our path is rough, but the Savior sustains us.

Our pilgrimage lies through a wilderness, but faith cheers us with a view of the glorious rest of the redeemed in our Father’s house, in mansions of blessedness!

Let this consideration animate us amid the conflicts of life. In a little while we shall obtain a joyous entrance into the glorious rest above. The storms of life’s ocean will soon carry us into the haven of peace, where there is no trouble.

The language of inspiration is, “Get up, go away! For this is not your resting place, because it is defiled, it is ruined beyond all remedy!”

Your Savior, pilgrim Christian, has prepared for you a nobler rest than this polluted world!

In His Father’s house are many spacious mansions, where your happy spirit, after tasting the bitter cup of life’s sorrow, shall rest in eternal blessedness!

“For this world is not our home; we are looking forward to our city in Heaven, which is yet to come!” Hebrews 13:14

by David Harsha