Thoughts on the Way Home

Monday, December 01, 2008

"The Hardest Part of My Calling" - John Newton


“If I may speak my own experience, I find that to keep my eye simply on Christ, as my peace and my life, is by far the hardest part of my calling… It seems easier to deny self in a thousand instances of outward conduct, than in its ceaseless endeavors to act as a principle of righteousness and power.”

- John Newton, Works, vol. VI (Banner of Truth reprint), 45.

HT: Of First Importance