They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom, and talk of your power;
I. IN ITS ORIGIN. It was the object of the divine and eternal purposes of the Father; an object to which all other purposes were subservient. It entered into the councils of the Eternal before the foundation of the world was laid. It was a grand design, intended to include the reign of God over the mind and heart of man; a purpose to establish a kingdom, the subject, s of which should be raised to be partakers of the same nature as their Sovereign.
II. IN THE MANNER AND SPIRIT OF ITS ADMINISTRATION (2 Samuel 23:1-4; Isaiah 11:4, 5; Matthew 11:28; Luke 17:21; Romans 14:17; 2 Corinthians 3:3; John 10:4, 5; John 17:24; John 14:3).
III. IN THE CHARACTER OF HIS SUBJECTS.
1. They are enlightened: they have just conceptions of things; they are delivered out of darkness, which envelops the rest of mankind, as the children of Israel had light in the land of Goshen when the habitations of the Egyptians were in darkness.
2. They are renewed: the Spirit of God changes their heart; they are made imperfectly, yet truly holy; they have a principle in them that aims at perfection; their characters are mixed, but the best part struggles against the worst, and will finally triumph.
3. They have in them a preparation for perfect blessedness.
IV. IN THE PRIVILEGES ATTACHED TO IT.
(R. Hall, M. A.)
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