Today's Puritan Audio Devotional:
Darkness, fire, and chains!
Thomas Watson, powerful
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Grace, 'tis a charming sound--harmonious to the ear!
("Every Day!" Author unknown, 1872)
"By grace are you saved through faith--and that not of yourselves. It is the gift of God--not of works, lest any man should boast." Ephesians 2:8, 9
"Grace, 'tis a charming sound--harmonious to the ear!"
Grace pitied us in our guilty, helpless condition--and provided a Savior for us.
Grace instituted the ministry of gospel reconciliation--and brought the tidings of divine mercy to our ears.
Grace opened our blind eyes--and led us to see and feel our need of the precious blood of Christ.
Grace led us to cast away the filthy rags of our own righteousness--and to receive with thankfulness and joy, the spotless robe that Jesus wrought for us.
Grace brought us to the footstool of mercy, with the cry of the publican, "God be merciful to me a sinner!"
Grace enables us to live a life of dependence on Jesus alone, for all spiritual supplies.
Grace has begun a good work within us--and grace will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.
By grace we are saved! "We are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus!" Romans 3:24
'Tis not by works of righteousness
Which our own hands have done.
But we are saved by sovereign grace,
Abounding through His Son!
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For further reading: John MacDuff's uplifting article, "Unforgetting Love!"
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