Excerpt from Scripture Marks of Salvation
Do I esteem it as the best tidings that ever reached my ears, and the choicest mercy that could ever be imparted unto my soul? Is the report which the gospel gives of Jesus Christ, his godhead, his manhood, his fulness, his freeness, ... his willingness and his ability to save sinners to the uttermost, received by me with the fullest confidence, the highest joy, and the warmest gratitude? Are such truths delightful as music to my ears, better than a cor dial to my heart, and more valued by me than all the treasures of the richest mines? Do I see, admire, and adore, the wonders of Divine wisdom and love, which shine forth with united splendour in this way of salva tion by a crucified Jesus? So far from taking offence at the cross of Christ, do I derive my sweetest comforts from it, and make my greatest boast and triumph in it? Do I see a divine glory in the way of salvation by faith, and do I joyfully and thankfully submit to be saved in this way Am I made heartily willing to he saved on the soul humbling, self-denying terms of the gospel - willing to renounce my own wisdom, my own righteousness, and my own strength, and willing that the grace of God, and the righteousness of Christ, should be alone exalted in my salvation? Do I entirely approve of, and am I sincerely pleased with, this method of salvation in the gospel, by which God hides pride from man, and suffers no ¿esh to glory in his presence, that he that glorieth may glory only in the Lord 7.
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