A Throne of Grace

“Take away infirmities, take away temptation, and you take away coming to ‘the throne of grace:’ you take away sweet union to the great High Priest who is ‘touched with the youngphilpotfeeling of our infirmity.’

Take away your trials, your afflictions, your various inward exercises, and you take away prayer out of your soul, sighing and groaning to the Lord, breathing after his presence within, and sweet communion with him.

Take away your infirmities and your temptations, and you take away a good part of your religion.

Not that religion consists in these things; but the comings in of the mercy and grace of God are so blended with infirmities and temptations, that if you take away the one, you take away the other.” J. C. Philpot


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