Christ went more willingly to the cross than we do to the throne of grace.
The two great graces essential to a saint in this life are faith and repentance. These are the two wings by which he flies to heaven.
Repentance is a pure gospel grace. The covenant of works admitted no repentance; there it was, sin and die. Repentance came in by the gospel. Christ has purchased in his blood that repenting sinners shall be saved.
Repentance is a grace of God's Spirit whereby a sinner is inwardly humbled and visibly reformed.