Indwelling Sin and Salvation

September 5, 2008

Black as night inside my chest,

The colour of my heart.

Deceit and evil above the rest,

Each and every part.

My actions I do not approve,

My deeds cloaked in sin.

Darkness envelops every move,

The darkness that’s within.

Indwelling sin motivates me,

To serve only myself.

Inclination from God to flee,

Cast upon the shelf.

One cure for the depraved heart,

A substitute is needed.

Holiness from Him to impart,

For me He interceded.

Christ Jesus is the only way,

To remove the night.

Go to Him on knees and pray,

Turns the black to white.

Trust in Christ and His death,

He paid the penalty.

Atonement on His every breath,

From the night, flee.


Sovereignty, Grace, and Salvation

July 2, 2008

“There can be no grace when there is no sovereignty. Deny God’s right to choose whom He will and you deny His right to save whom He will. Deny His right to save whom He will, and you deny that salvation is of grace. If salvation is made to hinge upon any desert or fitness in man, seen or unseen, grace is at an end.”

Hoartius Bonar (1808-1889)

Originally from the preface to Abraham Booth’s, The Reign of Grace (Edinburgh: Thomas Nelson, 1844). Found in Christ is All: The Piety of Horatius Bonar, ed. Michael A. G. Haykin and Darrin R. Brooker (Grand Rapids, MI: Reformation Heritage Books, 2007), p. 89.