When the father of Dr. Harry Ironside lay dying, the descending sheet which Peter saw in a vision was dominant in his mind. Over and over he mumbled, A great sheet and wild beasts andandand Seemingly he could not recall the next words and would start over and over again. A friend whispered, John, it says creeping things. Oh, yes, thats how I got in! Just a poor, good-for-nothing creeping thing! But I got insaved by grace!
The second blessing of the promise is that of glory. The grace that has saved us will one day present us perfect in a glorified state to be with Christ forever. Thomas Brooks, the Puritan, wrote, Under the name of grace all spiritual good is wrapped up; and under the name of glory all eternal good is wrapped up; and under the last clause no good thing will he withhold is wrapped up all temporal good: all put together speaks our God to be an all sufficient portion.
Truly we can sing today with confidence and thanksgiving:
Tis Jesus the First and the Last
Whose Spirit shall guide us safe home:
Well praise Him for all that is past,
And trust Him for all thats to come.
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