The heart of God's child
(J. C. Philpot, "The
Heir of Heaven Walking in
Darkness, and the Heir of Hell Walking in Light")
There is much . . .
to be purged out of the heart of God's child.
But all these things . . .
keep him low,
mar his pride,
crush his self-righteousness,
cut the locks of his presumption,
stain his self conceit,
stop his boasting,
preserve him from despising others,
make him take the lowest room,
teach him to esteem others better than himself,
drive him to earnest prayer,
fit him as an object of mercy,
break to pieces his free will, and
lay him low at the feet of the Redeemer, as
one to be saved by sovereign grace alone!