Tuesday, May 23, 2006

What Sinners Should Plead with God-by Ralph Erskine Part 5

Plead his mercy, and the freedom and extension of it. Plead the freedom of his mercy, that needs no motive, and expects no worth: it runs freely, so that the mountains cannot stop the current of it, no more than the rocks can stop the ebbing and flowing of the sea. Plead the extension of his mercy to others: he had compassion on men's bodies, that came to him for healing, and will he not have compassion upon souls, that come to him for life? Is not mercy the work that he delights in? The perfection of his nature, he takes pleasure to display.
-Ralph Erskine (1685-1752)

Thanks to the fine folks at Fire and Ice for their site and for this index to Ralph and Ebenezer Erskine.

(It's public domain--and worth sharing.)

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