Let God but take the cover off
(Letters of J. C. Philpot)
"The human heart is most deceitful and desperately
wicked. Who really knows how bad it is?" Jer. 17:9
It is our mercy, if we only feel and groan under
corruption inwardly, without it breaking forth
outwardly--to wound our own souls, grieve the
people of God, and gladden our enemies.
Let God but take the cover off the boiling
cauldron of our corrupt nature, and the filthy
scum would surface in the sight of all men!
"Hold me up, and I shall be safe!" Psalm 119:117