(Letters of William Romaine, 1714-1795)
“But the tax collector, standing some distance away, was even unwilling to lift up his eyes to Heaven, but was beating his chest, saying: God, be merciful to me, the sinner!” Luke 18:13
“He redeems your life from destruction; He crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies!” Psalm 103:4
My dear friend,
What thanks ought we to give to our gracious Lord for all of His mercies to us!
I can look back upon every part of my life, and upon it all I can write, “This is mercy!“
Oh, it is all, from first to last, to those who…believe and live by faith in the Son of God, MERCY–from everlasting to everlasting! Mercy before time, mercy in time, mercy beyond time!
Where is the fountainhead, the spring of this mercy? What gives rise to it?
Nothing but the sovereign grace and free love of the purpose and heart of God Himself.
But on whom do the streams of this fountain flow with their quickening, comforting, sanctifying, glorifying streams?
On the miserable sinner, and none else; for none else are the objects of mercy. On such as you and me! Mercy has made a rich provision . . .
to supply all our needs,
to pardon all our sins,
to save us from all punishment,
to entitle us to all glory!
“I will sing of the mercies of the LORD forever!” Psalm 89:1
“Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God.” Romans 12:1
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