He Redeems from Misery and Iniquity

Hugh Binning, Works, p. 159:

Paul Gavarni - Misery - Walters 371460Do not so much look on victory and freedom from sin as a duty and task, though we be infinitely bound to it; but rather as a privilege and dignity conferred upon us by Christ. Look not upon it, I say, only as your duty, as many do; and by this means are discouraged from the sight of their own infirmity and weakness, as being too weak for such a strong party; but look upon it as the one half, and the greater half, of the benefit conferred by Christ’s death, – as the greater half of the redemption which the Redeemer, by his office, is bound to accomplish. He will redeem Israel from all his iniquities; “with him is plenteous redemption,” Ps. 130:7, 8. This is the plenty, this is the sufficiency of it, – that he redeems not only from misery, but from iniquity, and that, all iniquities.

Source: http://www.puritanboard.com/showthread.php/89177-Freedom-from-sin-a-privilege, Comment 1

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