If we were left to ourselves
(William Secker, "The Consistent Christian" 1660)
"What makes you better than anyone else?"
1 Corinthians 4:7
Reader, are there not the same lusts lodging in your
heart--which are reigning in wicked men's lives? The
reason why there is so little self-condemnation, is
because there is so little self-examination.
If we were left to ourselves but for a moment--we
would destroy ourselves in that moment!
We can defile ourselves--but we cannot cleanse ourselves.
The sheep can go astray alone--but can never return to the fold,
without the assistance of the shepherd.
"Hold me up--and I shall be safe!" Psalm 119:117