Monday, December 28, 2009

Beggar in the Dust

"God’s way of salvation is too humbling to suit the carnal mind, for it removes all ground for boasting. It is therefore unacceptable to the proud heart of the unregenerate.

Man wants to have a hand in his salvation. To be told that God will receive nought from him, that salvation is solely a matter of Divine mercy, that eternal life is only for those who come empty-handed to receive it solely as a matter of charity, is offensive to the self-righteous religionist. But not so to the one who is poor in spirit and who mourns over his vile and wretched state. The very word mercy is music to his ears. Eternal life as God’s free gift suits his poverty-stricken condition. Grace—the sovereign favor of God to the hell-deserving—is just what he feels he must have! Such a one no longer has any thought of justifying himself in his own eyes; all his haughty objections against God’s benevolence are now silenced. He is glad to own himself a beggar and bow in the dust before God." —A. W. Pink (1886–1952)


Anonymous said...

I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear, But now my eyes see You.Therefore i abhor myself, And repent in dust and ashes. Job 42:5-6 Anyone that encounters The True and Living GOD will always be brought to a sense of his own vileness and helplessness,searce the scriptures and see; anytime GOD confronts a man he is on his face in the dust. To GOD Be The Glory ! C.d.

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