Spurgeon: The Quiet Work of Obeying God

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“We do not usually measure things rightly. I am persuaded that our weights and scales are out of order. We think we are doing a great deal when we get into a big controversy, or write an article that is read all over the nation, or create a sensation which startles thousands. But, indeed, it is not so! The Lord … Read More

Inexhaustible Grace

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“Think about it: beneath your happiest moments and closest relationships inevitably lies some instance of being loved in weakness or deserved judgment. Someone let you off hook when you least deserved it. A friend suspended judgment at a key moment. Your father was lenient when you wrecked his car. Your teacher gave you an extension, even though she knew you’d … Read More

Self Righteousness Is…

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Self-righteousness is like a rich man coming to God’s temple to sacrifice a lamb and thinking that he is more acceptable to God than the poor man who comes with two doves. Whatever faith and repentance God grants us is to his credit, not ours. Our acts of repentance and faith are not to be confused with the righteousness that … Read More

Without Faith It Is Impossible To Please God

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….so says Hebrews 11:6 Why is this? The heart of self-righteousness is thinking that our efforts to obey God are ever equivalent to doing everything that God says we should do.  Whatever obedience we can achieve is only ever an act of repentance and faith in God, it is necessary, but it is not the whole thing.  But when we … Read More