He Wants You as You Are

…[of] the grace of the gospel, which is so hard for the pious to understand…it confronts us with the truth and says: You are a sinner, a great, desperate sinner,; now come as the sinner that you are, to God who loves you.  He wants you as you are; He does not want anything from you, a sacrifice, a work; he wants you alone.  “My Son, give me thing heart!” (Proverbs 23:26).  God has come to you to save the sinner.  Be glad!

– Duguid, Barbara; Extravagant Grace: God’s Glory Displayed in our Weakness; P&R Publishing; Philipsburg, NJ; copyright 2013; Page 221

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