Heaven, Holiness, Humble, Humbleness, humility, Perfection, Puritan, The Unsearchable Riches of Christ, Thomas Brooks
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The eighth mark of a humble soul is that such a one will never be holy enough. Yet, rather than seeing this is a miserable state, we must understand that this desire for ever greater holiness and the commensurate difficulty of this life; we must understand this as an aspiration for greatness — for the eternal state itself!
No holiness below that matchless, peerless, spotless, perfect holiness that saints shall have in the glorious day of Christ’s appearing, will satisfy the humble soul. An humble heart is an aspiring heart; he cannot be contented to get up some rounds in Jacob’s ladder, but he must get to the very top of the ladder, to the very top of holiness. An humble heart cannot be satisfied with so much grace as will bring him to glory, with so much of heaven as will keep him from dropping into hell; he is still crying out, Give, Lord, give; give me more of thyself, more of thy Son, more of thy Spirit; give me more light, more life, more love, &c. Cæsar in warlike matters minded more what was to conquer than what was conquered; what was to gain than what was gained. So does an humble soul mind more what he should be than what he is, what is to be done than what is done. Verily heaven is for that man, and that man is for heaven, that sets up for his mark the perfection of holiness.