Monday, March 3, 2008

Our Justifying Merit

Extract from a letter by Augusta Toplady to a friend, March 6, 1767:

Every sigh, if directed to him [God], is a prayer; every tear shed for sin is a sort of oblation, acceptable to him in Christ, and shall be noted in his book. Yet not the sighs we breathe, nor the tears we pour, are our justifying merit; but the sigh, the tears, the obedience , the death, of his co-eternal Son; his are the propitiations, ours are the memorial, and the proof of the work of grace which his Spirit begins in the soul.

The Works of Augustus Toplady, Bookshelf Publications, reprint from the 1794 edition, p. 830.

No comments: