Sunday Considerations: Make Me Ashamed 6/26/11

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As many Christians prepare for corporate worship I offer an excellent prayer to consider from Charles Bridges’ exposition of Psalm 119:25* which states:

My soul clings to the dust; give me life according to your word!

O Lord, make me more deeply ashamed, that “my soul should cleave to the dust.” Breathe upon me fresh influence from Your quickening Spirit. Help me to plead Your word of promise; and oh! may every fresh view of my sinfulness, while it prostrates me in self-abasement before You, be overruled to make the Savior daily and hourly more precious to my soul. For defiled as I am in myself, in every service of my heart, what but the unceasing application of His blood, and the uninterrupted prevalence of His intercession, give me a moment’s confidence before You, or prevent the very sins that mingle with my prayers from sealing my condemnation? Blessed Savior! it is nothing but Your everlasting merit, covering my person, and honoring my sacrifice, that satisfies the justice of an offended God, and restrains it from breaking forth as a devouring fire, to consume me upon my very knees. –  Bridges, Charles (2010). An Exposition Of Psalm 119 (Kindle Locations 735-740). Kindle Edition.

 

*Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.


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1 Victoria June 25, 2011 at 3:46 pm

Aw-so very wonderful-let us be done with sin!

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