The Throne of Merit?

From Octavius Winslow’s Morning Thoughts:

Do not stay away from the throne of grace because of an unfavorable frame of mind. If God is ready to receive you just as you are; if no questions are asked, and no examination is instituted, and no exceptions are made on account of the badness of the state; then count it your mercy to go to God with your worst feelings. To linger away from the throne of grace because of unfitness and unpreparedness to approach it, is to alter its character from a throne of grace to a throne of merit.

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2 responses to “The Throne of Merit?

  • mariep

    So true! Pride isn’t just when we think we’re strong or good enough to make it on our own. It’s also prideful when we think we’re too weak for God to strengthen us or too sinful for God to forgive us. Both are a distrust of the power of the cross and the empty tomb. “The LORD is near to those who have a broken heart,And saves such as have a contrite spirit”- Psalm 34:18

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