The Christian Life compared to a Race.
1 Cor. ix. 24.-So run that ye may obtain
No Access to God but by the Gospel of Christ.
Micah vi. 6-8.-Wherewith shall I come before the Lord,
and bow myself before the high God? Shall I come before
him with burnt-offerings, with calves of a year old ? Will
the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams, or with ten
thousands of rivers of oil? Shall I give my first-born for
my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my
soul? He hath shewed thee, o man, what is good; and
what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to
love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?
Of a Living and a Dead Faith.
James ii. 26.-For as the body without the spirit is dead, so
faith without works is dead also