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Faith in God
      "And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform" (Rom. 4:21). I at least never dream of calling in question the omnipotence of God. I perfectly well know, and am firmly convinced, that what he has promised he is able also to perform. And yet I see not how that knowledge and conviction will of itself make

Faith in the Omnipotent
      "Now it was not written for his sake alone ... but for us also..." (Rom. 4:23-24). Oh! Come, my brother, be confronted with thy God, face to face with him. Be alone with thy God; Jesus bringing thee near to him; the Spirit moving between thy God and thee. How canst thou then and there, here and now, best honor him and give him glory? How but b

God's Gracious Response
      "Then said 1, Here am I; send me" (Isa. 6:8). It is a signal instance of grace on the part of the Lord that I am allowed to be a volunteer. The Lord has a right, a dearly purchased fight, to deal with me very differently He might issue a peremptory command. He might utter his stern voice of authority, and at once order me. But he knows what is

The Nature of Man
      "Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips..." (Isa. 6:5). Ah! It is high time for me to place myself where Isaiah was, and to prostrate myself as Isaiah did. And let it not be as if this uncleanness of my own lips and tolerance of the uncleanness of the lips of the world were a casual infirmity, an outward excrescence upo

Within You
      "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly ..." (Col. 3:16). Let the word of Christ so dwell in you. Let it be Christ himself, dwelling in you; Christ himself, the living word. Let his word, or himself the word, dwell in you richly; moulding, fashioning, vivifying, regulating, your whole inner man; all its powers, faculties, affections; its sus

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