Letters on Spiritual Subjects
Never was a poor sinner more unworthy of favor from God
or His people than myself. I deserve not a name and a place among the
children, but am as vile as a dog, and would be glad for crumbs of
mercy that fall from the children's table. But such is the free grace of
God towards me, through the slain Lamb, that He deals with me as a child, a
dear child, and feasts me as a prince with Him according to the royalty, the
dignity of His own infinite state. If salvation in all its parts were not
all of grace, it would not suit such a wretched, miserable sinner as I am.
But oh, blessed be God, there is salvation enough for me in Christ to be had
of the freest grace—of grace in which there is no scantiness, but an immense
and eternal fullness to fill my needy soul, through all time and to
eternity! And glad am I, under all my sins, miseries and needs, to live
under the reign of grace—of this grace which reigns through righteousness
unto eternal life by Jesus Christ my Lord!