In Mercy…Pound

Though the end we propose is simple and sincere–SELF, unless watched as narrowly as a cat watches a mouse, will interpose.

If an ounce of grace, so to speak–will suffice to uphold us on in public life; it may require a pound of grace–to keep us quiet and sweet in the home life!

We can only be happy and holy–provided we . . .
give themselves up to Him without reserve,
depend upon Him, and
lie low in the dust before Him.

The Lord abhors pride and self-importance. The seeds of these evils are in the hearts of His own children; but rather than allow that which He hates to remain in those He loves–He will in mercy, pound them as in a mortar, to beat it out of them, or to prevent its growth.

The Lord abhors pride and self-importance. The seeds of these evils are in the hearts of His own children; but rather than allow that which He hates to remain in those He loves–He will in mercy, pound them as in a mortar, to beat it out of them, or to prevent its growth.

-John Newton

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