"O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death?" — Rom 7:24

Pruning them for future growth.

Recent events had upset the Scottish social order.

"For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ." — 2 Cor 4:6 He feel his sin makes him unworthy to be a recipient of that light.

"To open blind eyes, To bring out prisoners from the prison, Those who sit in darkness from the prison house." — Isa 42:7

"For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh," — Rom 8:3

"And suddenly, a woman who had a flow of blood for twelve years came from behind and touched the hem of His garment." — Mat 9:20

"Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh." — Heb 10:19

"Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and riches and wisdom, and strength and honor and glory and blessing!" — Rev 5:12


Perhaps Luke 12:50 "But I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how distressed I am till it is accomplished!" (Bonar)