Three Iron Nails

He will deliver Israel from all the consequences of their sins.

– Ps 130:8 NET

Be it according to Thy word;

Redeem me from all sin;

My heart would now receive Thee, Lord,

Come in, my Lord, come in!

—C. WESLEY.

When you wake, or as soon as you are dressed, offer up your whole self to God, soul and body, thoughts and purposes and desires, to be for that day what He wills. Think of the occasions of the sin likely to befall you, and go, as a child, to your Father which is in heaven, and tell Him in childlike, simple words, your trials—in some such simple words as these—“Thou knowest, good Lord, that I am tempted to—[then name the temptations to it, and the ways in which you sin, as well as you know them]. But, good Lord, for love of Thee, I would this day keep…

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