A Gem from Robert Murray McCheyne


“Nothing that is imperfect can make us perfect in the sight of God. Hence the admirable direction of an old divine: ‘Labor after sanctification to the utmost; but do not make a Christ of it; if so, it must come down, one way or another. Christ’s obedience and sufferings, not thy sanctification, must be thy justification.’ “

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2 thoughts on “A Gem from Robert Murray McCheyne

  1. That is a great quote from a wonderful sermon: Robert Murray M’Cheyne​, ​ ​​​Additional Remains of the Rev. Robert Murray M’Cheyne, Late Minister of St. Peter’s Church, Dundee: Consisting of Various Sermons and Lectures Delivered by Him in the Course of His Ministry​ ​(London: John Johnstone, 1847​), ​p​g. 15, s.v. Sermon II: “A Son Honoureth His Father” (Mal. 1:6), preached 22 NOV 1835 at Larbert, Scotland while serving as an assistant to John Bonar; on Google Books at https://books.google.com/books?id=6CIRAAAAIAAJ&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false​ [accessed 29 MAY 2018]; ​also in Robert Murray M’Cheyne, ​​​The Works of the Late Rev. Robert Murray McCheyne​, 2 vols.​​ (New York: R​obert​ Carter, 1847​), II:170, s.v. Sermon XXVIII. on Google Books at https://books.google.com/books?id=DFgXAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false​ [accessed 29 MAY 2018].

  2. It’s embarassing how I’m drawn toward what is advised against, and I don’t even labor that hard at it.

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