I often have thought of my testimony not only as the story of who I was and who God is making me to be, but who, by only by the constraining and redeeming grace of God, I am not. The older I get and the more honestly I face those sneaky heart sins that lie behind all other sin, the more I realize the reality of what Jesus saved me from at a young age.
I’ve always had an affinity for Spurgeon- and he was speaking my heart language this morning regarding Psalm 86:13- “For great is your steadfast love toward me; you have delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol.”
“His sense of sin also made him feel as if the most overwhelming destruction would have been his portion had not grace prevented. There are some alive now who can use this language unfeignedly, and he who pens these lines most humbly confesses that he is one. Left to myself to indulge my passions, to rush onward with my natural vehemence, what a candidate for the lowest abyss should I have made myself by this time.”
Amen. All is grace. What He saved us out of. What He saved us from. What He saved us to. Great is His steadfast love toward me.