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“Our Savior calls Himself, “The Lily of the Valley” (Song of Solomon 2: 1); and He seems to use this figure because He, the noblest of flowers, grows and flourishes, not on the lofty mountain-tops, that is, in hearts lifted up with pride, but in the humbler vales, that is, in the lowly and contrite minds of the godly.  For truly the humble soul is the seat and couch of Christ where He delights to makes His abode as St. Augustine puts. True grace does not make one proud, but humble. Thou are not a partaker of the true grace of God, if thou walkest not in humility of heart.  The streams of divine grace flow downwards, not upwards.  As nature’s streams seek the lowlands, so those of divine grace flow down into lowly hearts.”

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