Fragment: Occupation With Christ

Occupation with our state will never bring us one whit nearer the Lord; it will only distress, enfeeble, and enslave our souls. Occupation with Christ will produce every moment increasing conformity to His image. The true remedy therefore for a bad state is Christ so completely filling our vision-Christ in what He is and in what He has done-that self cannot be seen in the light of His glory. State is not everything; but Christ' is everything; and in proportion as we learn this lesson will our state meet His mind.