Tuesday, February 03, 2015

The Unceasing Demand of Christ: His Lordship

"Alas, many who are glad to hear of the grace which brings salvation, become restless when the preacher presses the truth that God’s grace teaches us to DENY. That is a very unpalatable word in this age of self-pleasing and self-indulgence; but turn to Matthew 16:24, “Then said Jesus unto His disciples, If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.” And again, “Whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after Me, cannot be My disciple” (Luke 14:27): that is the unceasing demand of Christ, and naught but Divine grace working within can enable any one to meet it."

~ Arthur Pink, "Grace Preparing for Glory"

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