The Source of Assurance

The believer, when unbelief prevails against him, is almost ready to cast away his confidence: but instead of thinking this to be his duty, he thinks it both a sin and a shame to him. Sometimes he is so foolish as to make his pleasant frames and evidences grounds of his confidence and comfort, instead of the righteousness of Jesus Christ; but when Christ, who is always jealous of His own honor, casts a vail over those evidences, and suffers him to discern nothing within him but confusion and corruption, he learns by degrees to act more wisely. Instead of making his experiences a ground of trust, he learns to consider them only as encouragements to him to rely with more assured confidence on Christ as Jehovah his Righteousness…If believers were to rely on God’s faithfulness in the promise rather than on their own feelings, and on that ground to believe the gift of the Savior’s righteousness with application to themselves, they should not be such strangers to the joy of faith as many of them seem to be.”

–  John Colquhoun,  from “The Lord Our Righteousness”

Published in: on February 20, 2008 at 4:40 pm  Leave a Comment  

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