(ML) - Wisdom's Delight in Marriage Love: Followed by Insanity’s Pleasure in Promiscuous Love

ML 336

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336. III. THAT NONE OF THESE CAN BE GIVEN EXCEPT BY THE LORD ALONE; AND THAT THEY ARE GIVEN TO NO OTHERS SAVE THOSE WHO APPROACH HIM ALONE AND LIVE ACCORDING TO HIS PRECEPTS. This has been shown above in many places; to which it must be added that all these things, blessed, happy, and delightful, can be granted only by the Lord, and that therefore no other is to be approached. Who else is there? seeing that it is by Him that all things were made which were made (John 1:3); that He is the God of heaven and earth (Matt. 28:18); and that no appearance of God the Father has ever been seen, nor His voice heard, save through Him (John 1:18; 5:37; 14:6-11). From these and many other passages in the Word, it is evident that the marriage of love and wisdom or of good and truth, from which alone human marriages derive their origin, proceeds from Him alone. From this it follows, that that love with its felicities is given to no others save those who approach Him; and it is given to those who live according to His precepts because with them He is conjoined by love (John 14:21-24).


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