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“When Satan is tempting, Christ is praying!” by Thomas Watson

“When a Christian is weak and can hardly pray for himself, Jesus Christ is praying for him… What a comfort is this: when Satan is tempting, Christ is praying!”

–Thomas Watson, All Things For Good, or A Divine Cordial (Carlisle, PA: Banner of Truth, 1663/2001), 23.

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“Replete with grace and mercy” by John Calvin

“Faith perceives that His seat beside the Father is not without great advantage to us. Having entered the temple not made with hands, He constantly appears as our advocate and intercessor in the presence of the Father; He directs attention to His own righteousness, so as to turn it away from our sins; so He reconciles Him to us, as by His intercession to pave for us a way of access to His throne, presenting it to miserable sinners, to whom it would otherwise be an object of dread, as replete with grace and mercy.”

–John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion (Beveridge translation), 2.16.16.

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