The human interpretation

(J.R. Miller, "The Shining Light" 1911)

Yes, He is altogether lovely! This is my Beloved, and this is my Friend!" Song of Songs 5:16

Every Christian life is beautiful — so far as it fairly and truly represents Christ. Anything in a believer's life which is not beautiful — is not a just or adequate expression of our precious Lord Jesus. Holiness of character is simply the reproduction of the likeness of Christ in our life. Any feature that is not lovely and winning is not truly Christlike, and misrepresents Christ. It is not the Christian religion itself that is unlovely in any case — but the human interpretation of it in disposition and conduct.

"He who says he abides in Him, ought himself also to walk just as He walked." 1 John 2:6