Saturday, February 28, 2009

Rutherford: rich in grace

February 28, 2009

    But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions--it is by grace you have been saved.
    -- Ephesians 2:4,5 (NIV)

    Every man thinketh he is rich enough in grace, till he take out his purse, and... then he findeth it but poor and light in the day of a heavy trial. I found I had not enough to bear my expenses, and should have fainted, if want and penury had not chased me to the storehouse of all.
    ... Samuel Rutherford (1600-1664), letter [1637]

Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, You distribute Your grace lavishly.


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