Short pithy gems from Robert Murray McCheyne

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1. For every look at self — take ten looks at Christ!

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2. The greatest need of my people — is my personal holiness. Take heed to yourself. Your own soul is your first and greatest care. Keep up close communion with God. Study likeness to Him in all things.

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3. Unfathomable oceans of grace are in Christ for you. Dive and dive again — you will never come to the bottom of these depths!

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4. Get your texts from God — your thoughts, your words, from God. In great measure, according to the purity and perfections of the instrument, will be success. It is not great talents God blesses — so much as great likeness to Jesus. A holy minister is a powerful weapon in the hand of God.

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5. A man is what he is on his knees before God — and nothing more.

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6. Live near to God — and all things will appear little to you in comparison with eternal realities.

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7. Lord make me as holy as a pardoned sinner can be!