1 corinthians 13:12 sermon

His attributes.3. How, if that is never repaired, can it be said that death has no sting, that the grave has no victory?6. It is therefore reserved for a more advanced period of our nature. Would not such a change prove the highest blessing to man? Samuel 28:11, etc.). H. In this also, "Whosoever hath, to him shall be given." Thus through an imperfect mirror of knowledge and feeling we now see —1. All causes of ignorance and error will then be entirely removed. Here below, not only the body of flesh, but still more the body of sin, darkens our understandings. B. Owen, M.A.I. Testimony in its favour might be drawn —1. It is sad to see what amazing ignorance there is amougst a multitude even of Christians about the great things of religion; and that not only in the deep and disputable mysteries of it, but in some of its most plain and important principles; nay, about the essential nature and most substantial truths of it, and even the plainest parts of practical religion; and this not only amongst the lowest order of men who have had no advantages of education, but among persons of a more elevated rank, who have had sufficient opportunities of being better instructed; but having no heart to improve the prize put into their hands, are apt to despise it as a very unnecessary part of learning, and neither value others the more for having it, nor themselves the less for wanting it.4. (1) We see by means of a mirror; that is to say, it is a reflection of truth we have at present, not the very truth itself. Hughes.The present life, in and by itself, is imperfect. Now, this implies that all that death has done of evil and of pain shall be compensated. Others, again, there are who, building upon the unchangeable foundation of abstract truths, have investigated the laws which govern the heavenly bodies, and traced the handiwork of God in the glories of the firmament. Who gathered the sunbeams of so many centuries and stored them into coal? "We must all appear before the judgment-seat of Christ, to give an account of the deeds done in the body" (Matthew 25:34, etc. How, if that is never repaired, can it be said that death has no sting, that the grave has no victory?6. We speak of it as if forgetting that it is only future to us. what knowledge of the world or men can be expected from one who hath lived all his life in a dungeon?4. (Stems and Twigs. Instead of resting upon evidence which requires discussion, he demands the everlasting mansions to be so displayed, if in truth such mansions there be, as to place faith on a level with the evidence of sense. Then some of us will say, "I have fretted and troubled myself over what was, after all, the richest mercy the Lord ever sent. (1) We have been taught to see our ruin in the fall and our actual sinfulness. THE CONTRARY CONCLUSION IMPLIES A DESTRUCTION WHICH IS QUITE OPPOSITE TO THE DEALINGS OF GOD WITH OUR NATURE. SermonAudio.com - 1 Corinthians 1 Sermons. We all see darkly enough — the clearest-sighted of us — but sometimes there is a film upon the eye of the observer as well as upon the mirror. Future things are as yet concealed from us, wrapped up in allegory, riddle, or dark enigma, which gives us only a few indirect hints or a mystical representation of the thing intended, by which we are left to guess it out. From our enlarged capacities of knowledge and enjoyment in a future state.3. Yet when we once get to the court of the Great King we shall declare that the half has not been told us. But there the only-wise God shall unveil to us the mysteries, and exhibit to us the glories of His everlasting kingdom. In this state we behold spiritual objects through a glass. This speedy progress in knowledge we shall make, not only a few years, but to all eternity.(J. He felt deeply the tenderness of God in making known the truth. Astronomy is so satisfactory only because we are not near enough to it to touch the real problems which it presents. (1) We know there is a Church of God, but there we shall know something more of the numbers of the chosen than we do now, it may be to our intense surprise. To all these, and several other inquiries of the same kind which often employ the solicitous researches of speculative men, the answer is the degree of knowledge desired would prove incompatible with the design and with the proper business of this life. I would meet this question with another, Why are there mysteries in the works of God? (3) Here we know that we are adopted; but there we shall know better what it is to be the sons of God, for here it doth not yet appear what we shall be, there shall we not only see the estates that belong to us, but actually enjoy them.2. As a man was walking down the street he looked into a used book store. From what has been said, it now appears that no reasonable objection to the belief of a future state arises from the imperfect discoveries of it which we enjoy; from the difficulties that are mingled with its evidence; from our seeing as through a glass, darkly; and being left to walk by faith, and not by sight. Lethargy.4. )The joy of revelationR. And so in regard to His providential dealings with us. May not the enlarged views of Divine perfections into which the glorified saints will be admitted serve to swallow up every inferior impression? If we turn but our eyes to the government of this lower world, we are soon lost in the mazes of infinite wisdom, and can never in the least conceive how good can arise from so much visible evil, order out of so much confusion, and beauty out of so much deformity. Let us think of them, therefore, as only separated from us by a veil, which will soon be torn aside. It will be perfect and complete in its kind; and no longer defective as it now is whilst we know but in part, for we shall then know even as we are known.II. How inscrutable are the ways of Providence! But let us pause and suspend our admiration, till we coolly examine the consequences that would follow from this supposed reformation of the universe. (2) We know but in part even those few things that do fall within the compass of our present knowledge. We are as yet in our non-age, and but children in understanding. The glorified saints shall know God —1. W. Hamilton, D.D.1. Will he take such wonderful care of His meanest creatures, and leave His best to die in the darkness? Thus, why we are permitted to know so little of the nature of that Eternal Being who rules the universe; why the manner in which He operates on the natural and moral world is wholly concealed. I do not mean the arguments by which we sustain that this book is from God, but rather the fact of the communication of God to us. Have in them all provided and possible for us. One instance, in particular, of Divine wisdom is so illustrious, and corresponds so remarkably with our present subject, that I cannot pass it over without notice; that is the concealment under which Providence has placed the future events of our life on earth. 3. His works of creation.4. Fowler.I. Who gathered the sunbeams of so many centuries and stored them into coal? The pure in heart shall see God. That there are mysteries both in nature and revelation, affords therefore some presumption that, since in this respect at least the systems are not opposed to each other, both may have the same author. and had there been any error or mere fanaticism in the hope, Jesus would have corrected it; but, on the contrary, He sanctioned and established it in the tender answer — "To-day thou shalt be with Me in paradise." It is only because a man is unthinking, or because he imagines that the future world will be like the present one, only longer in duration, that he is so indifferent regarding it.(T. The mass of men have never seen themselves. This is by far the most important part of the new acquisition which we gain by the passage from time to eternity, and it is to this that the apostle directs attention in the text. Suppose, now, that veil to be withdrawn which conceals another world from our view. It is a thing of consciousness to its subjects. If the Word of God contained only just what we could understand, might we not with some show of reason doubt whether it could be God's Word at all? Here all finite faculties are entirely swallowed up, like a drop in the ocean, and we are lost in astonishment at the poverty of our powers. The religion of the present would not only be absurd without the future, but groundless and impossible.5. Our knowledge shall be —1. Love Is Effectual            III. Inattention.5. (The Beatles) Love makes the world go round. I am sure I see very darkly here. The "then" of life is dependent upon the "now" of it as to its fact and character. The Church. There we shall find some amongst the company of God's elect whom we in our bitterness of spirit had condemned, and there we shall miss some who, in our charity, we have conceived to be perfectly secure. In His nature.2. Consider the nature and circumstances of man. But we know that God sees them in one. It may be dark about the depths of the book, but it is infinitely darker outside of it. But in heaven, sin will no longer becloud our minds; prejudices will be eradicated, the passions, refined, purified, and directed to their proper object, will only aid us in the pursuit of truth; and the cares and pleasures of the world can no longer affect us.2. Good or evil? We look at the "then" through promises and hope. If a parted spirit and a living man could be mutually recognised, then it is even more probable if both individuals had departed they could equally recognise each other. Our sphere of knowledge is here very much contracted. H. To see ourselves is one of the first steps in true religion. Does it not afford some ground, either to tax His goodness or to suspect the evidence of its coming from Him? )Imperfect knowledgeT. A CRIME, when owing to —1. Aye, and it was the joy of this knowledge which was filling the apostle's heart when he wrote these words, "Then shall I know fully, even as also I am known fully." And happy is it for us that we have these excellent glasses to assist the eye of the mind, whose sight without the help of both would be very short and very defective. Early training in prejudice.2. They continued their ministry until the New Testament was written. We must think of heaven as aa existing reality. The future, then, is a mode of existence in which the soul "knows even as it is known." If we turn but our eyes to the government of this lower world, we are soon lost in the mazes of infinite wisdom, and can never in the least conceive how good can arise from so much visible evil, order out of so much confusion, and beauty out of so much deformity. In this state of things we see nothing perfectly clear. The sacred doctrine of the Trinity, the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost will be no mere abstract truth to you. (2) We shall understand then what the history of the Church has been in all the past, and why it has been so strange a history of conflict and conquest.3. Our knowledge is not only partial, but very indistinct. May I not bring as many difficulties and arguments against the facts of your personal experience in every-day life as you can bring against the experience and facts of this spiritual and eternal life?II. )The joy of revelationR. Conclusion: But if we shall rejoice to recognise our friends in heaven, must we not be grieved at the absence of others, in hell? If, in this present mixed state, all the successive scenes of distress through which we are to pass, were laid before us in one view, perpetual sadness would overcast our life. Such an advancement is the one of a plant or a brute, and not of a rational man.4. HOW THIS VERY REMARKABLE CHANGE SHALL BE, EFFECTED.1. As they know us in our trials, so shall we know them in their joys. Transforming.4. As they and we are but part of the same family, and they the most perfect, their knowledge of us appears to be a natural conclusion. "O grave, where is thy victory?" Faith, therefore, is the only legitimate conclusion from the capacity of seeing at all. In a word, by the destination of his Creator and the necessities of his nature, man commences at once an active, not merely a contemplative being. Then will he look up to his original with perpetual adoration and joy, and live up to the dignity of an intelligent and immortal being, made for the honour of his great Creator, in whose praise and service all his powers will be for ever delightfully employed.3. Fowler.I. And when our mental powers shall be unconfined, enlarged, and improved, as we are sure they will be in heaven (and we know not but there may be new faculties superadded, suitable to the new objects of contemplation), we shall then as distinctly and clearly discern and contemplate spiritual and invisible objects, as we now do material ones by an eye of sense.2. It has even now a power of realising and ascertaining, of contemplating and enjoying things that are not seen. THE FUTURE PERFECTION OF OUR KNOWLEDGE.1. It would be an inconvenience for us to know here as much as we shall know in heaven. "To what end, now," perhaps you will be apt to say, "have you given us this very diminutive view of human knowledge? But further than this, they also indirectly serve to promote the acquirement of most important truths. A BLESSING, when it causes —1. H. Spurgeon.There is all the difference between viewing an object through an obscure medium and closely inspecting it with the naked eye. And if this be so with all forms of mere earthly knowledge, must it not be far more so with heavenly knowledge? )Links1 Corinthians 13:12 NIV1 Corinthians 13:12 NLT1 Corinthians 13:12 ESV1 Corinthians 13:12 NASB1 Corinthians 13:12 KJV1 Corinthians 13:12 Bible Apps1 Corinthians 13:12 Parallel1 Corinthians 13:12 Biblia Paralela1 Corinthians 13:12 Chinese Bible1 Corinthians 13:12 French Bible1 Corinthians 13:12 German Bible1 Corinthians 13:12 CommentariesBible Hub, (3)The magnitude of that which is to be revealed.The "glass" through which we see consists of three things —(a)Nature.(b)Revelation. But earnestly desire the best gifts. Whatever is now attractive in society would appear insipid. The reply of our Lord to the Sadducees, in Matthew 22, implies that if men in the resurrection are to resemble the angels, men will enjoy the like privilege of "knowing each other, even as they are known." May not the enlarged views of Divine perfections into which the glorified saints will be admitted serve to swallow up every inferior impression? The latter clause of the text specifies the general characteristic of existence in the future world. God has declared something of Himself by His prophets and apostles. Hope.4. Our best knowledge is often but mere conjecture, and that conjecture may depend only on mere fancy, arising from a particular state or motion of the animal spirits, and resting more on mechanical than rational supports. "Now I know in part, but then shall I know fully." Then quick upon the thought of this love of God came the feeling that if God is so loving as to tell to His children the secrets of their own nature — their sin, their fall, the way of their recovery, and of their union with Himself, nay, if God goes further still and tells them even the secrets of the mystery of His own being, then the children in very gratitude must be ready to learn in its fulness the lessons that the Heavenly Father has given them. To us, as to him, the knowledge which we have already as a gift from God, will be a pledge that it is the will of God to carry to their highest perfection the revelations which even here have been so full of joy. The glorified saints shall know God —1. Inability to learn.II. How many difficulties in the Word of God are like this! I see other worlds flying in every conceivable direction and at all possible velocities; and yet the power, the thing I want, does not come out to me. The first is illustrated by two comparisons. But we know that God sees them in one. Instead of the labour, cares, processes of reasoning, that are here necessary, we shall have only to open our souls for the reception of that celestial light which will flow into them from God, the source of light.2. Imperfection of knowledge and experience give way to the perfection of both. Yet somehow these forty men tell one story, and so telling it, that as we read it we feel that it is true, because they got one inspiration. HOW THIS VERY REMARKABLE CHANGE SHALL BE, EFFECTED.1. )The now and then of lifeT. THE ADVANCEMENT OF LIFE AS VIEWED BETWEEN THE PRESENT AND THE FUTURE, Advancement, in some form or other, is seen everywhere. Should give us consolation on the death of pious friends. Jesus. You may again meet them, advanced in knowledge and perfect in bliss.(H. In the parable of Dives and Lazarus not only does the rich man recognise Lazarus, but converses with him, and Lazarus is represented "in Abraham's bosom," i.e., in terms of close intimacy with Abraham. The angels sing this: the angels, then, must recognise in the redeemed spirits who had died, or how could they triumph over their escape from and defeat of death? Not to say that imagination, as a false medium, often comes between, which enormously magnifies some objects and diminishes others as much.3. Viewed as a part of an entire whole, its discrepancies are corrected, its mysteries partially solved, and its significance and importance immeasurably enhanced. All causes of ignorance and error will then be entirely removed. Testimony in its favour might be drawn —1. )Imperfect knowledgeT. There is something very solemn in this anticipation of my future being; "Then shall I know even as also I am known"; that there will be a clearness and certainty around me, no prejudice, no distorting medium, no unsettling estimate, no tremulous light; and that this same clearness and certainty will not only shine around, but through me, so that as little possible as it is for me to mistake anything will it be for others to mistake me; I can no longer wear a mask; I can no longer practise an imposition; I intuitively know, and as intuitively am known.2. If we turn but our eyes to the government of this lower world, we are soon lost in the mazes of infinite wisdom, and can never in the least conceive how good can arise from so much visible evil, order out of so much confusion, and beauty out of so much deformity. Who stored the fires in its dark bosom? AN ARGUMENT for —1. This glass is twofold — reason and faith; by which we realise and represent to the mind future, distant, and invisible things. Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at His coming? Though our knowledge of God will be infinitely less perfect of Him than His is of us, yet He will be known to us as real, as a fact, as we are to Him.III. Truth is infinite, and its study is to occupy the redeemed intellect for ever, and its discovery or development is to constitute one of the chief elements of our endless felicity; but what must be the vastness and variety of that knowledge which is constantly to afford fresh interest to the employments of eternity! But remember that you are perfect in heaven. W. Randall, M.A.Now we see in a mirror darkly, but then face to face. "Even as I was known." He felt as strongly the responsibility of man for receiving into his mind the fulness of truth in all its purity, in preserving it from all error that might dim or disturb it. "That I may rejoice in the day of the Lord that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain." It is sad to see what amazing ignorance there is amougst a multitude even of Christians about the great things of religion; and that not only in the deep and disputable mysteries of it, but in some of its most plain and important principles; nay, about the essential nature and most substantial truths of it, and even the plainest parts of practical religion; and this not only amongst the lowest order of men who have had no advantages of education, but among persons of a more elevated rank, who have had sufficient opportunities of being better instructed; but having no heart to improve the prize put into their hands, are apt to despise it as a very unnecessary part of learning, and neither value others the more for having it, nor themselves the less for wanting it.4. How, if that is never repaired, can it be said that death has no sting, that the grave has no victory? https://www.lifeway.com/en/articles/sermon-body-building-1-corinthians-12 How much more of authentic truth shall we discern when the mists and shadows have dissolved; and how much more shall we understand when raised to that higher sphere and endowed with brighter faculties none of us can tell.5. That God is seen in these we all admit; but when, with our weak vision, we peer into these reflectors, what more can we say than that "we see through a glass darkly."II. THERE ARE MANY CONSIDERATIONS WHICH SHOW HOW VAST WILL BE THE ATTAINMENTS OF THE GLORIFIED SPIRIT.1. "I answer —1. Please use these sermons as the Lord leads, but nothing on this site may be used for profit without my expressed, written permission! All the means and things in our earthly state are but glasses to show something unseen and spiritual above sense and our present imperfect perceptions. No, he had known God personally, something as one friend knows another; nay, in a manner more intimate. For whatever it may be thought, man is as yet one of the greatest mysteries to himself; that is a subject about which he knows as little as almost anything which falls within the compass of his understanding. But let us pause and suspend our admiration, till we coolly examine the consequences that would follow from this supposed reformation of the universe. Evidently a lowly habit, the very opposite of all conceit and dogmatism about the great problems of existence. It would be an inconvenience for us to know here as much as we shall know in heaven. It was not only because he had been so careful to receive the revelation that comes from God that the knowledge of God had grown in the soul of the apostle. Alas! Leads us to lament the doom of men of unsanctified genius and learning.3. Remove that obscurity, and you remove human virtue from its place. "How cruel is Providence!" And why? Beatifying.5. "For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? There are persons of such sluggish and unthinking habits that thy live constantly in the midst of marvels without ever bestowing a thought upon them; and yet these very men who take all for granted, and never even appear to be aware of these everyday miracles, are apt, all at once, to grow scrupulous and over-cautious, and to demand proofs such as cannot be supplied, when they are called to give their assent to the mysteries of inspiration. If, in this present mixed state, all the successive scenes of distress through which we are to pass, were laid before us in one view, perpetual sadness would overcast our life. But with all the assistance of our glass media our perception is feeble of things invisible and eternal. Children, you know, through the immaturity of their faculties, the liveliness of their fancy, the strength of their passions, and inexperience of their age, are very liable to be mistaken; to take up with the first notions that are instilled without examination, to retain the first impressions that are made, whether right or wrong, to be fond of the little knowledge they have, to be confident in it, and to despise others for the want of it; whilst persons of greater sense, experience, and understanding, see that all their confidence is owing to their ignorance, and look upon them with pity. The glory of God.2. The moral order of truth and rectitude which obtains "now" will be the same "then." "Look to yourselves, that ye receive a full reward." The advancement which is outside our conscious knowledge must be outside our will, faith, and activity, for the thing that is written there we have in common with them. "But then face to face." Will there be those who shall be ready to welcome us? The degree of knowledge. "Even as I was known." But think of the happiness of the heavenly world. Inattention.5. If it be sinful, it cannot for an instant lose the distressing consciousness of sin. Praise.3. The words puffed up fusiow mean to inflate. Face to face implies a person: "The glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ."2. It is chilling and repulsive to think that the cemetery only is referred to, and that there is no mingling of the departed except in the dust of the sepulchre.2. It is a relief, in considering that universal perception which we shall take of others, and others shall take of us, to institute the inquiry, Will Christian friends then meet — will they recognise each other? And, again, if we could understand them, what advantage would it be to us? "Now" we maybe happy and successful, but there may a "then" when these will not be our portion any more. The advancement which is outside our conscious knowledge must be outside our will, faith, and activity, for the thing that is written there we have in common with them. If, then, the future state of man be not placed in so full and clear a light as we desire, this is no more than what the analogy of all religion, both natural and revealed, gave us reason to expect. Nay; here is an intimation of immortality and of the communings of two spirits in that immortality. WHAT WILL BE ITS CHIEF PROPERTIES. Why is this material universe filled with "wonders which we cannot explain? If man had not sinned, the union of earthly attachments and relationships, for aught we now, had been immortal. I believe that the mirror is God's Word. All the means and things in our earthly state are but glasses to show something unseen and spiritual above sense and our present imperfect perceptions. Them all provided and possible for us to know here as much as we view it applicable our... 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