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