Pristine Grace

Spiritual Fragment
by William Gadsby

This blessed Christ is "the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth;)" (Rom. x. 4;) and, under deep depression of spirit, real faith will be vehemently struggling after the enjoyment of this truth, and the soul will be feelingly crying, "O to be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith!"

The Lord reveals the glorious righteousness of Christ to faith, and faith receives and. bears witness to the conscience of its reality, and of its blessed suitableness to the sinner's case and to the honour of God. And it is one branch of the work of faith to enter into the blessedness of this justifying righteousness, and so, under the power and unction of God the Holy Ghost, to bring justification into the sinner's conscience, thus enabling him to say, "In the Lord have I righteousness and strength."