Bible Thoughts

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RR-September 30, 2016 Print This Post Print This Post
 
 
By Joseph Caryl
 
Genesis 32:10 states, “I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies and of all the truth which thou hast showed unto thy servant.”
The Hebrew is, “I am less than all the mercies.”
Then we receive great things from God, when we are little; and then we are fittest, when we are least in our own eyes.
We must supplicate God, not only as a beggar, but as a traitor or a rebel does a king; who has not only nothing in him to commend him to his acceptance, or procure his favor, but much to provoke his wrath, and incur the weight of his displease.
Every sin in itself renders us rebels against God; and though his own people, coming unto him in Christ, are viewed as his sons, yet even they ought to have such apprehensions of themselves for sin.
“Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.” (Romans 4:3)
Even Abraham, (though), after he was justified in the sight of God, looked upon himself as ungodly in reference to his own works.
In all our approaches to God, we should reflect upon ourselves.