It has been said by a divine of the seventeenth century, in reference to the portion of the divine word of which this work is an exposition: "Search all the Scripture, you will not find any one chapter into which more excellent, sublime, and evangelical truths are crowded!
The Bible is the book of books, and this chapter may be styled the chapter of chapters! From first to last it is high gospel, all gospel; it is the summation and storehouse of all the saints' privileges and duties. You have in it the love of God and of Christ shining forth in its greatest splendor. Blessed be God for every part of Holy Writbut specially blessed be God for this eighth chapter to the Romans!"
The sentiments here expressed have found an echo in many a believer's heart. There is no class or character for whom it does not contain something suitablebut it is pre-eminently adapted to the various circumstances and conditions in which true Christians are found.
The distinction here accorded to this portion of Holy Writ may with equal truth be given to this production of the author's pen, in relationship to the many other works bearing his name. Being the last volume he was permitted to complete, written with a deep and abiding consciousness that his work was almost done, when his mind was evidently fitted and prepared for the inheritance he was so soon to receiveit possesses a richness and savor which will commend it to the judgment and heart of every child of God.