(William Mason, “The One Thing Needful to Make Poor Sinners Rich–and Miserable Sinners Happy” 1773)
“I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me!” Galatians 2:20
That the believer may live cheerfully and comfortably, he is exhorted to the free and constant use of Christ.
O consider: Christ is given to us–to be enjoyed by us!
He is the bread of life–we are to feed upon Him daily.
He is the water of life, which our souls are to drink of constantly.
He is our righteousness–we are to put Him on continually.
So then, we not only have a precious Christ–but we are also to use Him, and enjoy His preciousness! He is not only a well of salvation–but we must draw water out of it with joy, and drink of it to the refreshing of our souls!
Deeply consider, that without this inward enjoyment of Christ, you cannot be . . .
happy in your soul,
comfortable in your walk,
nor holy in your life.
We must live by faith upon Christ–so as to derive a continual supply of grace, comfort, and strength from Him! “I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me!” Galatians 2:20
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