The Wanderer

As I walked through the wilderness of this world …

Gill’s definition of a Christian’s faith

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In a passing comment on Ephesians 1.15, John Gill speaks this way:

And the grace of faith, which terminates on him, is a seeing him, a beholding the glory of his person, and the fulness of his grace; a going to him, and venturing on him; a laying hold upon him, and embracing of him; a committing all unto him, and a leaning and depending on him, and a living upon him, and a walking on in him.

What a delightful way to describe the full-orbed nature of the faith that saves in looking to Christ Jesus!

Written by Jeremy Walker

Saturday 18 October 2014 at 20:01

Posted in Christian living

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  1. I am very sad today because of recent disturbing news of a beloved family member. I’m old enough in the Lord to know all of the truths in Mr. Gill’s post and to walk in them, but it is such a comfort to find someone else expressing these truths in such a tender way. What a lovely bit dropped “of purpose” for me today!

    Ruth 2:16 (KJV)
    And let fall also some of the handfuls of purpose for her, and leave them, that she may glean them, and rebuke her not.

    Grateful to the Lord, Mr. Gill and Mr. Walker,

    Betty Bonn

    Betty Bonn

    Saturday 18 October 2014 at 21:23

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