Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Our righteous acts are like filthy rags...

In 2 Chronicles 26:20 we see that God struck Uzziah with leprosy for offering incense without a priest. Those of us whose righteous acts are like filthy rags deserve worse if we dare attempt to come face to face with a Holy God without the intercession of the spotless one - Jesus Christ.

Here's a wonderful quote by Horatius Bonar (1808 - 1889):

Not what my hands have done can save my guilty soul; Not what my toiling flesh has borne can make my spirit whole. Not what I feel or do can give me peace with God; Not all my prayers and sighs and tears can bear my awful load.
Thy grace alone O God to me can pardon speak; Thy power alone O Son of God can this sore bondage break. No other work, save thine, no other blood will do; No strength, save that which is divine, can bear me safely through. 


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