Let Us Go Back As Soon As We Can

Martyn Lloyd-Jones

To the extent that we have all felt ourselves guilty of this charge of “limit[ing] the Holy One of Israel,” [Ps. 78:41] let us repent. Let us go back to God as soon as we can; let us confess and acknowledge the sin and the folly and the shame of it all, and then let us listen to what He will tell us. This is what He will tell you: “Open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it” (Ps. 81:10). That is what He wants us to do, not just to open it, but to open it wide. Let Him fill it. Open your heart to Him; believe the promises-take them literally as they are. Do what William Carey, the founder of modern missionary work, said: “Expect great things from God. Attempt great things for God.”

Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Seeking the Face of God: Nine Reflections on the Psalms

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