Horatius Bonar on the acceptance of our services in Christ

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... Our imperfect services, our defective prayers, might well excite displeasure, and draw down upon us, not an answer of peace, but of wrath. But the Father looks away from us and our unholiness—he gazes on the spotless forehead of his own holy Son, and his anger is turned away. He sees no iniquity in our persons, and no imperfection in our prayers. No imperfection in us can make him less the Perfect One.

No sin in us or our services can make it less true, that he is the altogether Holy One—holy in his person, holy in his priesthood, holy in his intercession for us before the Father’s throne. Ever bearing the names of his purchased ones upon his jewelled breast, and ever bearing upon his brow the symbol of perfect holiness, as their sin-bearer and substitute, he stands before God glorious all over in his garments of beauty, presenting the “holy things which his Israel hallow in all their holy gifts, that they may be accepted before the Lord.” ...

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