By Robert Leighton
But he's most sensible remembered for his vintage observation on 1 Peter. Spurgeon remarked in this quantity, "We want scarcely commend this actually heavenly paintings. it's a favourite with all religious men."
"The middle that's touched with the loadstone of Divine love," writes Leighton, "trembling with godly worry, and but nonetheless having a look in the direction of God by way of fastened believing, issues on the love of election, and tells the soul that its direction is heavenward, in the direction of the haven of everlasting rest.
He who loves can be certain he used to be enjoyed first; and he who chooses God for his satisfaction and element may perhaps finish optimistically that God has selected him to be a type of who shall take pleasure in Him and be at liberty in Him eternally; simply because our love and electing of Him is however the go back and repercussion of the beams of His love shining upon us."
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