(J.C. Philpot, “Meditations on Mattersof Christian Faith & Experience”)
“To the praise of the glory of His grace, wherein He has made usaccepted in the Beloved.” Ephesians 1:6
We are ever looking for something inselfto make ourselves acceptable to God.
We are often sadly cast down and discouraged when we cannot find in ourselves . . .
that calm submission to the will of God,
that serenity of soul,
that spirituality and heavenly-mindedness,
which we believe to be acceptable in His sight.
Our crooked tempers,
our fretful, peevish minds,
our rebellious thoughts,
our coldness and barrenness,
our alienation from good,
our headlong proneness to evil,
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