Sunday, August 24, 2008

What Do You Have That You Did Not Receive?

"O believer, learn to reject pride, seeing that you have no ground for it. Whatever you are, you have nothing to make you proud. The more you have, the more you are in debt to God; and you should not be proud of that which renders you a debtor. Consider your origin; look back to what you were. Consider what you will have been except for divine grace. Great believer, you would have been a great sinner if God had not made you to differ. O you who are valiant for truth, you would have been as valiant for error if grace had not laid upon you. Therefore, don't be proud, though you have a large estate - a wide domain of grace, once you did not have a single thing to call your own except sin and misery. O strange infatuation, that you, who have borrowed everything, should think of exalting yourself." -Charles Spurgeon (commentary on 1 Corinthians 4:7)

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