This most precious and suitable Savior!

(Letters of J. C. Philpot)

"For we do not have a high priest who is unable to
 sympathize with our weaknesses." Hebrews 4:15

What a mercy it is to have a faithful and gracious
compassionate High Priest who can sympathize with
His poor, tried, tempted family--so that however
low they may sink
. . .
  His pitiful eye can see them in their low estate,
  His gracious ear hear their cries,
  His loving heart melt over them, and
  His strong arm pluck them from their destructions!

Oh what would we do without such a gracious and
most suitable Savior as the blessed Jesus! How He
seems to rise more and more . . .
  in our estimation,
  in our thoughts,
  in our desires,
  in our affections,
as we see and feel what a wreck and ruin we are,
what dreadful havoc sin has made with both body
and soul, what miserable outcasts we are by nature.

But oh how needful it is, dear friend, to be brought
down in our soul to be the chief of sinners, viler than
the vilest, and worse than the worst--that we may
really and truly believe in, and cleave unto, this
most precious and suitable Savior!