Reflecting on God’s Mercy

Nothing leads a true heart to such self-ashamed penitence as reflection on God’s mercy.  If a man thinks that God has taken him for a servant, the thought should bow him with conscious unworthiness not in self-satisfaction.

Alexander Maclaren, Expositions of Holy Scripture: 2 Kings and Chronicles, Ezra and Nehemiah (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1977), 329.

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