We know a little of Christ as our Savior, but Oh! how small a portion have we seen of the fulness that is in Him! Believe me, if we did but realize the blessedness of free and full forgiveness in Him, we should be men of a different stamp.
The man who feels the blood of atonement sprinkled on his conscience — the man who enjoys assurance that he is washed, and justified, and accepted in the Beloved, this is the man who will be holy indeed, this is the man who will bear much fruit. He will labor cheerfully — he will suffer patiently — he will witness confidently — he will press on unflinchingly — he will love warmly. Redemption is ever fresh upon his mind, and his thought is, “What shall I render unto the Lord for all his benefits?”–J. C. Ryle