Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The Subtlest of All Satan's Snares

In Ephesians 1:3 we are told that God "hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in the heavenlies in Christ," and not the least of these is faith!....In Philippians 1:29 we read, "For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake."

The second error is in separating the Spirit’s communication of faith from the merits of Christ’s sacrifice. "Why did we at first believe? Why do we still exercise that faith and walk by it? Only because it was covenanted for on our behalf when Christ undertook to die for us. It should help us to pray better, ‘Lord, increase our faith’ when we remember at what a cost that faith was procured for us. And certainly this alone will keep us from one of the subtlest of all Satan’s snares, pride of faith. . . . How easy it is to live proudly on faith! Faith will do as well as works for Satan’s purpose of leading us to give to man the glory that is Christ’s" (From Papers of the Sovereign Grace Union Conference, 1923).

Impenitence and unbelief are the thick clouds which dissolve under the blessed beams of the Sun of Righteousness.

Via AW Pink

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