July 30

Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper,
but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.   Proverbs 28:13

Is Christ your advocate?  Are you aware that an action has been recorded against you from above and what the nature of the crime is with which you stand charged at the bar of God?  Have you considered the malice of your adversary and the greatness of the loss you are likely to sustain?  Have you found a failure in all others entertained to plead your cause?  Some trust their sighs, tears, prayers, and reformations as their advocates; have you tried these and found them wanting?  Have you seen your state to be desperate if the Lord Jesus does not undertake to plead your cause?  Jesus is not entertained, as long as men can make shift without him.  Have you entertained him like this? – ‘I will perish forever if the Lord does not step in; Lord Jesus, undertake for me!’  Are you deeply concerned about the greatness of the damage that will certainly overtake you forever, if you are accused before God without him?  Have you told him what is the matter and how things stand?  He desires to hear them from your own mouth.  ‘O’. says the soul, ‘Lord, I have come to you upon an earnest business!  I am arrested by Satan, my conscience convicts me, and I will be accused before the judgment seat of God.  My salvation lies at stake.  I will be questioned for my interest in heaven, and I am afraid of the Judge.  My enemy is subtle, and full of malice to prosecute me to death and then to hell.  Also, Lord, the law is against me.  I have horribly sinned, and this is what I have done.  I lie open to the law.  I have given the adversary the advantage, and he will surely have a good case against me.  Lord, I am distressed, undertake for me!’  O consider your advocate a friend, and not an enemy!  You must open your heart to him and reveal your whole cause unto him.

 

Daily Prayer and Praise

 

The Psalms are not only to be used in church but at home. They were individual songs before they became a means of congregational prayer and praise. Will not their sincere and regular use by individuals and families contribute to greater awe and joy in the church’s worship of the Triune God?

In these volumes Henry Law divides the Psalter into easily managed portions for each day. He plumbs the depths of the believer’s soul and soars at the wonder of Christ’s identification with his people.

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