Thursday, March 22, 2012

A few gold nuggets

Here are a few gold nuggets (with some brief commentary) from Robert Murray M'Cheyne (21 May 1813 – 25 March 1843) he was a minister in the Church of Scotland from 1835 to 1843.

1. For every look at self--take ten looks at Christ! (This keeps us from discouragement and from becoming inward Christians)

2. The greatest need of my people--is my personal holiness. Take heed to yourself. Your own soul is your first and greatest care. Keep up close communion with God. Study likeness to Him in all things. ( We must look at our own sinfulness before we approach others)

3. Unfathomable oceans of grace are in Christ for you. Dive and dive again--you will never come to the bottom of these depths! (This truth will drive away all and any hopelessness)

4. Get your texts from God--your thoughts, your words, from God. In great measure, according to the purity and perfections of the instrument, will be success. It is not great talents God blesses--so much as great likeness to Jesus. A holy minister is a powerful weapon in the hand of God. (God can use any of us, just walk close to Him)

5. A man is what he is on his knees before God--and nothing more.(Nothing to say on this one, but WOW!)

6. Live near to God--and all things will appear little to you in comparison with eternal realities.(Hold all things in this life very, very, very, loosely)

7. Lord make me as holy as a pardoned sinner can be!(The one thing that the Church so desperately needs to have taught to her--the holiness of God)

 Father help us to be HOLY, amen.

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