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Monday, November 22, 2010

Come and let us return unto the Lord

WE have wandered from him, in our thoughts, in our desires, and in our pursuits. We have heen running after other lovers, and set up idols in our hearts. Our conduct has been sinful; and the effect most injurious to ourselves. Come then, and let us return unto the Lord. He is willing to receive us. He will readily pardon us. " If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." Let us fall at his feet, and frankly confess our folly. Let us endeavour to turn our thoughts, desires, and affections back to him again. Especially, let us seek from him the Spirit of grace and supplication, for without his holy operations, there will be no godly sorrow, no hatred of sin, no self-abhorrence, no faith in the promises, or restoration of the joys of salvation. We must return, or our sin will be aggravated. We must return, or our misery will be deep. Let us then at once, without any delay, take with us words, and approach his throne. We may plead his past mercies, we may plead his glorious name, we may plead a Saviour's blood, nor can we plead in vain.

Hear him call,

    Return, 0 wanderer, return!
    And seek thine injured Father's face I
Those new desires that in thee hum,

    Were kindled by reclaiming grace.

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