Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The More Excellent Sacrifice

You need peace. Satan threatens. The law condemns. Conscience accuses. Your wounds are deep. Your burdens heavy. Memory shews frightful spectres. The heart bleeds. You go mourning and heavy laden. You look to self.--It is despair. You look to the world.--It mocks your woe. You look to reform.--It is a broken cistern. You fly to outside performances of devotion.--They are reeds, which break and pierce the hand. How different is "the more excellent sacrifice?" It tells you, that God is satisfied, guilt remitted, and all accusers dumb. It thus brings peace--perfect peace, which passeth all understanding. Will you now be Cain-like and reject "the more excellent sacrifice?"

--Henry Law
Christ is All


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