When He gives grace, He acts royally

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Robert Traill (The Throne of Grace), Works, 1:18-19:

Why is it called a throne and a throne of grace? … It is called a throne, because of the glory and majesty of God manifested here. God’s condescending to display and dispense his grace and mercy to sinners, is no debasing of God, but an advancing of his glory. When he gives grace, he acts royally, and as a king, with majesty. Araunah’s offering to David, is said to be like a king, 2 Sam. 24:23. He was no king, but a subject; but he had a free, noble heart. The Lord on this throne of grace, dispenseth all acts of grace with great majesty, and as a king; but not as a King-Judge and Ruler, but as a King-Benefactor and Giver. This royalty of grace shines, (1.) In the greatness of the gifts, grace, and mercy; vastly above all that the creation can give. (2.) In the manner of giving; free, sovereignly free. Grace and mercy is his own, and he doth with them as he will.
 
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