Monday, February 7, 2011

This Week's Quote - George Downame

We must understand that faith does not justify and save us by itself...but as an instrument, whereby we lay hold of and apply to ourselves Christ with His righteousness and merits, by which only we appear just before God. A small and weak hand, if it be able to reach up the meat to the mouth, as well performs its duty for the nourishment of the body as one of greater strength, because it is not the strength of the hand but the goodness of the meat which nourishes the body.

- George Downame (1560-1634)