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How sweet are Thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

- Psalm 119:103

More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

- Psalm 19:10

This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.

- I Timothy 1:15

But He answered and said, It is not meet to take the children's bread, and cast it to dogs.

And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters' table.

- Matthew 15:26-27

The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that Thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.

- Matthew 8:8

When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, 0 Lord.

- Luke 5:8

Have mercy upon me, 0 God, according to Thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of Thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.

- Psalm 51:1

 

Why was Jack a very rich poor man?

truth. The knowledge of faith excites his emotions. The Bible's truths are not only true, but they are also personally longed for and sweet to his spiritual taste. The person learns to agree with God's plan of salvation; a way in which self is fully abased and God is totally exalted. He agrees to surrender and lose all of his righteousness and merits and to beg for Christ's. The assenting element of faith includes the beautiful, humble trait of submission.

    Jack was a very poor man outwardly. God used two lines of a hymn to work conversion in his heart. The two lines were:

    I'm a poor sinner and nothing at all,
    But Jesus Christ is my all and in all.

    When questioned regarding his hope of salvation by rich or poor, minister or fellow laborer, he always answered:

    I'm a poor sinner and nothing at all,
    But Jesus Christ is my all and in all.

    He was called "Happy Jack" in his village. His continual cheerfulness was based on the solid truth that he continually proclaimed,

    I'm a poor sinner and nothing at all,
    But Jesus Christ is my all and in all.

    Self-humiliation and Christ-exaltation are clear marks of true saving faith. No talk about his sins and shortcomings could move "Happy Jack" from his stand. Why not? Why is this confession impossible for man's sinful nature? Why is it the deepest desire of the renewed will?


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