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Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection
Christ: Riches of His Grace
Sir Richard Whittington entertained King Henry V. at the Guildhall with unparalleled magnificence. The braziers in the hall were supplied with logs of rare, sweet-scented wood for fuel; but they burned with a far more delicious fragrance when the noble citizen bringing forth the king's bonds for the repayment of the large sum of Â£60,000 (equal to Â£900,000 now), thrust them into the blazing fire, saying, that he was too happy thus to discharge the king's obligations. When the handwriting which was against us is put away, we receive a choice mercy indeed. That blessed fire of Christ's most fragrant sufferings hath consumed all his people's sins; this is royal bounty with an emphasis.
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Spurgeon, Charles. Entry for 'Christ: Riches of His Grace'. Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/fff/c/christ-riches-of-his-grace.html. 1870.
the Fourth Week after Epiphany