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Even Only I am Left

30 August 2011 by Neil

Q. 33. Was the covenant of grace always administered after one and the same manner?
A. The covenant of grace was not always administered after the same manner, but the administrations of it under the old testament were different from those under the new.

Q. 34. How was the covenant of grace administered under the old testament?
A. The covenant of grace was administered under the old testament, by promises, prophecies, sacrifices, circumcision, the Passover, and other types and ordinances, which did all foresignify Christ then to come, and were for that time sufficient to build up the elect in faith in the promised Messiah, by whom they then had full remission of sin, and eternal salvation.

Q. 35. How is the covenant of grace administered under the new testament?
A. Under the new testament, when Christ the substance was exhibited, the same covenant of grace was and still is to be administered in the preaching of the Word, and the administration of the sacraments of baptism and the Lord's Supper; in which grace and salvation are held forth in more fullness, evidence, and efficacy, to all nations.

Grey, dull
All I see is pitiful
Don't talk
Don't eat
Sleep is incomplete

I've failed all around
Just a bumbling clown knocked down
God, where have you gone?
Why do things not work out?

Years, drinking in dust
Living on scraps from carrion birds
Faithful though you let the boy die
Harsh! Bitter is your will

All alone
God cares not that black's my word
Where are they?
Where are the fake few that
Think they can warm this hopeless chill?

I see earthquake, whirlwind, fire, slaughter

You're near
Drifting, I left you with cheer
My eyes
Upon me
Why so surprised at what I see?

I am marred and scuffed
Please Potter, smooth out so much rough
Mold me as you wish
And that will be enough

(1 Kings 19)