Familiarity with God

Status
Not open for further replies.

MW

Puritanboard Amanuensis
Robert Traill (The Throne of Grace), Works 1:70:

This boldness of faith acts, and should act, in familiarity with God. Believers should come to the throne of grace, not as strangers and foreigners, but as fellow-citizens with the saints, and of the household of God, Eph. 2:19. Our Lord, in his directing us to pray, bids us begin with, Our Father, which art in heaven. The Spirit of adoption helps to cry, Abba, Father, Rom. 8:15; Gal. 4:6. When faith speaks rightly this word, and fixeth on it, all other desires will sweetly follow. Abba and Amen, uttered in faith, are the might of prayer. Strangers know not what familiarity the Lord expresseth to his people, nor how much familiarity he allows them to use with him. It was a great word of a great saint many years ago in this land, when dying in a bright shining of the Sun of Righteousness on his soul, “Tell it to the people, preach it at my funeral, That God dealeth familiarly with men.”
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top