Thursday, January 30, 2014

True Faith

True faith is joined with holiness. As a little musk sweetens, so a little faith purifies. Though faith does but touch Christ, it fetches a healing virtue from Him. Justifying faith does that in a spiritual sense, which miraculous faith does, it removes the mountains of sin, and casts them into the sea of Christ's blood!
True faith is prolific. It brings forth fruit; it has Rachel's beauty and Leah's fruitfulness. Faith is full of good works. It believes as if it did not work and it works as if it did not believe. Faith is the spouse-like grace which marries Christ; and good works are the children which it bears!
[Thomas Watson]
Hebrews 10:22 ... Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.
Acts 14:22 ... Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.
John 15:8 ... Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. ❤