"...if anyone makes the assistance of grace depend on the humility or obedience of man and does not agree that it is a gift of grace itself that we are obedient and humble, he contradicts the Apostle who says, "What have you that you did not receive?" (1 Cor. 4:7), and, "But by the grace of God I am what I am" (1 Cor. 15:10). (Council of Orange: Canon 6)


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    “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.” John 13:7

    God moves in a mysterious way
    His wonders to perform;
    He plants His footsteps in the sea
    And rides upon the storm.

    Deep in unfathomable mines
    Of never failing skill
    He treasures up His bright designs
    And works His sovereign will.

    Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take;
    The clouds ye so much dread
    Are big with mercy and shall break
    In blessings on your head.

    Judge not the Lord by feeble sense,
    But trust Him for His grace;
    Behind a frowning providence
    He hides a smiling face.

    His purposes will ripen fast,
    Unfolding every hour;
    The bud may have a bitter taste,
    But sweet will be the flower.

    Blind unbelief is sure to err
    And scan His work in vain;
    God is His own interpreter,
    And He will make it plain.

    Posted by on April 24, 2006 07:51 PM


    What can I say, but a resounding "Amen!"

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    I once heard Sinclair Ferguson say this at a conference.

    I'm going to give make a copy for the women in my Sunday School class.

    I'm teaching the book of about taking a bath in GRACE.

    Thanks for the post

    What a wondrous reminder of God's amazing love, power, and grace!
    Every word in this song is beautiful, but I especially like this one:

    "His purposes will ripen fast,
    Unfolding every hour;
    The bud may have a bitter taste,
    But sweet will be the flower."

    That has proven true to me over and over again! I've seen the Lord's provision, power, and peace even in the midst of the storms. Yes, God truly does work in mysterious ways His wonders to perform!!!

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