“Have mercy upon me, O God.”- Psa_51:1 When Dr. Carey was suffering from a dangerous illness, the enquiry was
made, “If this sickness should prove fatal, what passage would you
select as the text for your funeral sermon?” He replied, “Oh, I feel
that such a poor sinful creature is unworthy to have anything said about
him; but if a funeral sermon must be preached, let it be fr...om the
words, ‘Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness;
according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my
transgressions.’“ In the same spirit of humility he directed in his will
that the following inscription and nothing more should be cut on his
gravestone:- WILLIAM CAREY, BORN AUGUST 17th, 1761: DIED - - “A wretched, poor, and helpless worm On thy kind arms I fall.”
Only on the footing of free grace can the most experienced and most
honoured of the saints approach their God. The best of men are conscious
above all others that they are men at the best. Empty boats float high,
but heavily laden vessels are low in the water; mere professors can
boast, but true children of God cry for mercy upon their
unprofitableness. We have need that the Lord should have mercy upon our
good works, our prayers, our preachings, our alms-givings, and our
holiest things. The blood was not only sprinkled upon the doorposts of
Israel’s dwelling houses, but upon the sanctuary, the mercy-seat, and
the altar, because as sin intrudes into our holiest things, the blood of
Jesus is needed to purify them from defilement. If mercy be needed to
be exercised towards our duties, what shall be said of our sins? How
sweet the remembrance that inexhaustible mercy is waiting to be gracious
to us, to restore our backslidings, and make our broken bones rejoice!
"The fear of the LORD leads to life, So that one may sleep satisfied, untouched by evil." Proverbs 19:23
“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, But fools despise wisdom and instruction."
"The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, That one may avoid the snares of death." Proverbs 14:27
The ultimate statistic: 10 out of 10 people die!
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March 2009 Cover--Christian Women Online
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