Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Pink: outrage of the natural man

Tuesday, March 6, 2012
    Yet, O LORD, you are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.
    —Isaiah 64:8 (NIV)
    Nothing riles the natural man more and brings to the surface his innate, inveterate enmity against God than to press upon him the eternality, the freeness, and the absolute sovereignty of divine grace. That God should have formed His purpose from everlasting, without in anywise consulting the creature, is too abasing for the unbroken heart. That grace cannot be earned or won by any efforts of man is too self-emptying for self-righteousness. That grace singles out whom it pleases to be its favored objects arouses hot protests from haughty rebels.
    ... A. W. Pink (1886-1952), The Nature of God, Moody Publishers, 1999, p. 81 (see the book)
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, Your elect owe all to You.
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