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The Proper Attitude of Man Under Grace:

  • To believe, and to consent to be loved while unworthy, is the great secret.
  • To refuse to make “resolutions” and “vows”; for that is to trust in the flesh.
  • To expect to be blessed, though realizing more and more lack of worth….
  • To rely on God’s chastening [child training] hand as a mark of His kindness….

Things Which Gracious Souls Discover:

  • To “hope to be better” [hence acceptable] is to fail to see yourself in Christ only.
  • To be disappointed with yourself, is to have believed in yourself.
  • To be discouraged is unbelief,–as to God’s purpose and plan of blessing for you.
  • To be proud, is to be blind! For we have no standing before God, in ourselves.
  • The lack of Divine blessing, therefore, comes from unbelief, and not from failure of devotion….
  • To preach devotion first, and blessing second, is to reverse God’s order, and preach law, not grace. The Law made man’s blessing depend on devotion; Grace confers undeserved, unconditional blessing: our devotion may follow, but does not always do so,–in proper measure.

(From Wm. R. Newell’s Romans, Verse by Verse; adapted in Miles J. Stanford’s Principles of Spiritual Growth)

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