April 27, 2005

The duties and exercises of grace by Henry Mahan

“Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the profession of faith without wavering; (for he faithful that promised;) And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some; but exhorting: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.” (Heb 10:22-25)

The duties and exercises of grace…
- Let us all come forward in prayer and praise before our God with honest, open and sincere hearts. He will receive us, for our hearts have been sprinkled with the blood of Christ and our bodies have been washed or purified by His Spirit.
- Let us persevere in faith and grace, whatever the trial, the fear, the doubt; for God is faithful to His promise, and in that He promised.
- Let us consider one another both as frail men and as brethren. If we are busy loving and giving love, we will have less time to complain of being neglected. We can also help to kindle and rekindle love and grace in others.
- Let us not forsake the assembling of ourselves together. It is the duty and privilege of believers to meet together for worship, praise, and fellowship.
- Because of God, who has appointed it, who approves of it, who is glorified in it and who should be worshiped.
- Because of ourselves, we need to be edified, instructed, refreshed, and comforted.
- Because of others, that they may be convinced, converted, and brought to a knowledge of Christ.
By Henry Mahan