When Satan charges sin upon your conscience, then for you to charge it upon Christ, that is gospel-like; that is to make him ‘Christ’.
Make Christ your peace; “for he is our peace” (Eph. 2:14), not your obedience and your tears. Christ is your righteousness, not your growth in grace. You can destroy Christ by feeling accepted by God because of your obedience, as well you can by your sins.
Let sin break your heart, but not your hope in the gospel.
You would be more ready for Christ if you had nothing but sin and misery.
True faith means to keep gazing on the grace of Jesus and then, to see the full vileness, yet littleness, of your sin (in comparison to Christ’s righteousness). It is to see everything forgiven, and with that in mind, to pray, hear and so forth.
Do Christ this one favor for all His love to you—love all His poor saints and churches; the most despised, the smallest, the weakest, even if you don’t totally agree with them, they are engraved on His heart. Let them be also on yours.
Do Christ this one favor for all His love to you—love all His poor saints and churches;
“Honey Out of the Rock”, by Thomas Wilcox (1621-1687), pastor of a Particular Baptist church in London. Edited by John F. Thomas, 5/06.