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I Am Unclean


In our conceit, it is easy to consider ourselves good until we meet the one who truly is.

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Standing in imagination among the multitudes of old, and listening to Him, I am constrained to say, “I have found my King.”

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Having been brought up in a godly home, and saved thereby from many of the vulgar forms of sin into which others who have lacked my privilege have fallen, I never trembled in the presence of Mount Sinai. I always felt the profoundest sympathy with the young man who looked into the face of Jesus, and said, “All these things have I kept from my youth up.” But while the majestic mountain of the ancient law never filled me with trembling, when I came to the clear shining of the ethic of Jesus, and stood in the presence of the rare and radiant loveliness of his perfect humanity, then I cried, “I am unclean, a sinner before God.”

—G. Campbell Morgan, The Westminster Pulpit (Sermon: The Authority of Jesus) (Baker, 2006), 1:78, 83.



Posted 2017·04·07 by David Kjos
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