A Penitent Backslider and A Forgiving God

“And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.” (Luke 15:20)

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After a child of God has enjoyed something of the goodness and mercy of God revealed in the face of His dear Son, he may wander from his mercies and —stray away from these choice gospel pastures— and get into a waste howling wilderness, where there is neither food nor water— and yet, though half starved for poverty, has in himself no power to return. 

But in due time the LORD seeks out this wandering sheep, and the first place He brings him to is the 
mercy seat— confessing his sins and seeking mercy. 

O what a meeting! 

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J.C. Philpot

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