Sunday, June 28, 2009
VENTURE YOUR SOUL UPON CHRIST
Oh, forget every thing that seems worthy in you, or done by you; and let all your triumphing and glorying be in the free grace of God, in Christ, and look upon yourselves only in that and all things coming to you, receive as flowing from that fountain only. And if you have more ability than others in doing, let it not come into your thoughts as an inducement to think better of yourselves, as if you were more accepted of God, or pleasing in His sight.
Are you sinful in respect of corruptions?
Are the temptations of Satan mighty?
Think not that you are worse or less than others; for iniquity shall not part Christ and you, if you be once joined to Him. Be not discouraged, Christ is more ready to receive you than you are to fly to Him. Come to Him, therefore, and cast your conditions upon Him; for the greatest of sinners, usually, are the persons that partake of the greatest mercies. Publicans and harlots enter into the kingdom of heaven while the zealots and Pharisees are shut out. If you once close with the Lord in the freeness of His grace, and cast your souls upon this rock of your salvation, the Lord Christ, you are past all danger. Venture your soul therefore upon Him.
By Tobias Crisp