Pristine Grace

Maurice's Last Three Bulletin Articles
by Maurice Montgomery
Maurice's Last Three Bulletin Articles

    The first step toward the recovery or restoration of sight is the realization that one has a problem seeing.  I never heard of anyone who sought out and called upon an optometrist before realizing that his sight was bad.  Likewise, no sinner ever sought out and savingly called upon the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ, until he realized that he could no see.  Christ Jesus only saves the blind (John 9:39-41).  But how full of grace He is to them!


    FAITH is that belief and trust which the saints have in the Lord Jesus Christ.  Through faith they are both humbled and exalted, brought down and lifted up.  Through faith they see the exceeding sinfulness of sin and the pure righteousness of Jesus the Christ.  Through faith they are condemned yet justified, guilty yet innocent, naked yet clothed, sorrowful yet "rejoincing with joy unspeakable and full of glory."  No wonder the Bible speaks of faith as "precious faith."


    Should the saints fear death?  Richard Baxter said, "If a man that is desperately sick today believed he should arise sound the next morning; or a man in poverty had assurance that tomorrow he should arise a prince; would they be afraid to go to bed?"