EDIT: Have you ever had that moment when you just mix everything together and it doesn’t come out right? This post is a good example of it. The book I’ve quoted from is not from John Newton, but from John Bunyan. Thank you to my friend, Stephen, over at Eskypades for graciously bringing it to my attention. I am reading several works and simply mixed two together. I just wanted to clarify…see why I’m so thankful for grace?
The books I switched:
John Bunyan’s Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners and
Jonathan Aitken’s John Newton: From Disgrace to Amazing Grace
Both highly recommended reads!!
This quote from the Preface spoke to me:
Oh! the remembrance of my great sins, of my great temptations, and of my great fear of perishing for ever! They bring afresh into my mind, the remembrances of my great help, my great supports from heaven, and the great grace that God extended to such a wretch as I.
There is a reason why this blog is called Grace Dependent,
and I pray I never forget why.
For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, hated by others and hating one another. But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.