First, you must renounce yourselves

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Hugh Binning, Works, p. 181:

I say, first, you must renounce yourselves, as undone in all you do, as loathsome in all that ever you loved, and come under the wide and broad skirt of Christ’s righteousness, which he did weave upon the earth, for to hide our nakedness. You must once have the righteousness of the law fulfilled perfectly by another, before you can have access to fulfil one jot of it yourselves, or any thing you do be accepted. And, till this foundation be laid, you do but beat the air in religion, you build on the sand. Now, if once you were brought this length, to renounce all confidence in yourselves, and to flee into Christ’s righteousness, then it were easy to lead you a step further, – to renounce the love of your most beloved sins. And the more lovely that Christ’s righteousness is in your eyes, the more beauty would holiness and obedience have in them also unto you. Then you would labour to walk after the guidance of the Spirit.
 
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