Extend the respect due to seasoned men, and place your zeal under control.
The glory of God, in His infinite beauty and manifold perfections, is what we are made to point at, to know, to ponder, to love, and to worship.
Christ is not other than God in His representation of God. He is God representing God.
"It's a bold expectation, appealing for mercy when I don't have anything measurable to contribute or to earn for myself. I can't bargain with a Holy God. My appeal for grace [and mercy] is only and always Jesus."
Abide With Me is a prayer for our own pilgrimage today, a daily appeal with our Lord to abide with us and to be there, unchanging when all around us changes.