Saturday, April 23, 2011

Mark well!

Walter Marshall, in The Gospel Mystery of Sanctification, on the benefits of sanctification endeavored biblically:

Now, mark well the great advantages you have for the attainment of holiness by seeking it in a right gospel order.

You will have the advantage of the love God manifested towards you,

in forgiving your sins,
receiving you into favour,
and giving you the spirit of adoption,
and the hope of His glory freely through Christ,

to persuade and constrain you by sweet allurements to love God again, who has so dearly loved you,

and to love others for His sake,

and to give up yourselves to the obedience of all His commands out of hearty love to Him.

You will also enjoy the held of the Spirit of God to incline you powerfully to obedience, and to strengthen you for the performance of it against all your corruptions and the temptations of Satan, so that you will have both wind and tide to forward your voyage in the practice of holiness.

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