A Two-Edged Sword

A lady living at Bedford had bought a Bible intending to give it to one of her relatives. Not having an opportunity for sending the book, it remained some time in the room of one of the maid-servants. One evening this young woman opened it and her eyes fell upon this passage: "Though thou wash thee with niter, and take thee much soap, yet thine iniquity is marked before me, saith the Lord God." Jer. 2:2222For though thou wash thee with nitre, and take thee much soap, yet thine iniquity is marked before me, saith the Lord God. (Jeremiah 2:22).
Being struck by these words so strange to her, she became troubled and closed the Book; but what she had read impressed itself upon her mind, and occupied her thoughts all the following day. In the evening she took up the Bible again; and behold, it opened at the very same place! The same solemn words met her view: "Though thou wash thee with niter."
Her trouble increased; her sins were brought to her remembrance; she sought and found rest in Jesus, the Son of God, whose blood, "cleanseth us from all sin." 1 John 1: 7.
Reader, have you found rest for your soul in the blood which purifies?