The Use of the Law in the Life of a Believer

“To show them how far they are from perfection. In order to render them more humble and contrite, to cause them to renounce, in a higher degree, all confidence in their own wisdom, righteousness and strength, and to trust constantly and only in the Lord Jesus for all their salvation, the law discovers to them the sin that dwells in them, and that cleaves to all their thoughts, words and actions.  It is of great use to teach them the need that they have to be more humble, penitent, and holy.  And so it serves, in a high degree, to promote their sanctification, and their desire to attain perfection of holiness.”

-John Colquhoun, From his “A Treatise on the Law and the Gospel”, P.131

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