This Body Fashioned Anew

13 Apr

Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body. (Philippians 3:21)

Often when we are racked with pain and unable to think or worship, we feel that this indeed is “the body of our humiliation,” and when we are tempted by the passions which rise from the flesh we do not think the word vile at all too vigorous a translation. Our bodies humble us; and that is about the best thing they do for us. Oh, that we were duly lowly, because our bodies ally us with animals and even link us with the dust!

But our Savior, the Lord Jesus, shall change all this. We shall be fashioned like His own body of glory. This will take place in all who believe in Jesus. By faith their souls have been transformed, and their bodies will undergo such a renewal as shall fit them for their regenerated spirits. How soon this grand transformation will happen we cannot tell; but the thought of it should help us to bear the trials of today and alt the woes of the flesh. In a little while we shall be as Jesus now is. No more aching brows, no more swollen limbs, no more dim eyes, no more fainting hearts. The old man shall be no more a bundle of infirmities, nor the sick man a mass of agony. “Like unto his glorious body.” What an expression! Even our flesh shall rest in hope of such a resurrection!

C.H. Spurgeon, Faith’s Checkbook


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6 responses to “This Body Fashioned Anew

  1. Elaine

    April 13, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    Thank you for sharing the writings of Spurgeon! I enjoy them.


    • Levi Thetford

      April 13, 2014 at 8:56 pm

      I’m glad you do Elaine. I have read him almost daily for over three decades and thought others may enjoy them too. Hope all is well with you!!!!!


      • Elaine

        April 13, 2014 at 9:00 pm

        Thats a long time Levi! I do enjoy them. Doing very well here. Had a lovely Sunday in the Lord’s house followed by dinner with friends. I was excited to be back in church again and praise God, he allowed it to happen in 4 weeks time after the surgery! A lot of surprised people when I showed up in Sunday School this morning! Hope all is well with you too!


        • Levi Thetford

          April 13, 2014 at 9:03 pm

          Great news on your quick recovery. You can’t keep a good girl down. I’m so glad you were able to worship again today in church. We just returned home last night from being with the son in Oregon. So, needless to say I’m worn out. Thanks for checking.


          • Elaine

            April 13, 2014 at 9:05 pm

            You’re welcome! Hope you get some good rest!



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