Abraham Lincoln's Favorite Devotionals

September 8

Temptation to Legal Dependance

Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect in the flesh. Gal. 3:3

Go, you that rest upon the law,
And toil and seek salvation there;
Look to the flame that Moses saw,
And shrink, and tremble, and despair.

But I'll retire beneath thy cross--
Saviour, at thy dear feet I'll lie;
And the keen sword that justice draws,
Flaming and red, shall pass me by.