Friday, August 29, 2014

The Believers' Graces

The believers' graces are  weapons to defend them,  wings to elevate them,
jewels to enrich them,  spices to perfume them,  stars to adorn them,  cordials to revive them, and  evidences for Heaven, when death is near.

When grace flourishes, sin cannot thrive. 
Grace is Christ's portrait drawn on the soul. 
The river of grace can never be dried up, for the Spirit of God is the spring which feeds it.

Here on earth, Christ puts His graces upon His spouse; in Heaven He will put His glory upon her.

[Thomas Watson]


Romans 6:14 ... For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.

Hebrews 4:16 ... Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

Titus 2:11-14 ... For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.