Saturday, December 06, 2008

But for the grace of God , there go I

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


Ronda's Rants said...

Thank you, Glenda
I know I don't even understand my own actions sometimes...How can I judge my brother?

lookuptoday said...

Hi, Betsy has her connection back and so do i. Thank you for your prayers! I needed them. My poor brain was getting all wrinkled from my worry marathon. I fear if i had worried much longer, the wrinkles would have showed up on my face. I took a look at your article on" The Consitent Christian" and found many on the list i have not thought about. Thanks for sharing. Have a nice weekend. Dee