Friday, December 07, 2012


God is "the Holy One" Isaiah 43:3 He alone is perfectly holy: "The heavens are not clean in his sight" Job 15:15 
Who could form laws to guide men's hearts or prepare rewards to reach their souls and consciences? An earthly king would be ridiculed if he made a law that his subjects love him or confess their unfaithful thoughts. And further, what mortal ruler could ever assume that he could keep the hearts and thoughts of men within his jurisdiction?
Throughout the years men have schemed to plan acts of murder but were attacked by their own consciences before anyone could accuse them. Their surrender came about not because of a law but because they dreaded the arrest of their conscience for violating God's law. For this law not only restrains hands from killing but also binds hearts from cursing. It rules in the consciences of vile men like a bit that God rides the most stubborn sinners with, and curbs them so they can never completely shake it out of their mouths.
God is "the Holy One Isaiah 43:3. He alone is perfectly holy: "The heavens are not clean in his sight Job 15:15And as God is the only holy Person, so the Scripture is the only holy book. Dregs appear in even the holiest writings of the sincerest men when they have stood awhile under the observation of a critical eye. Scripture too has been exposed to the view of all sorts of men yet can never have the least impurity. It is so pure that it makes filthy souls clean: "Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth" John 17:17.. There is nothing in Scripture to feed the flesh or afford fuel to any lust. It puts every sin to the sword and strikes through the loins of all sinners, affluent or penniless: "To be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace" Romans 8:6. Athenagoras well said, "No man can be wicked that is a Christian, unless he be a hypocrite."
Quoted material from, ”The Christian in Complete Armour Daily Readings in Spiritual Warfare” by Gurnall and James S Bell.

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