Samuel at Gilgal

Charles H. SpurgeonIf you think God owes you anything, it is time to rethink what you are calling Christianity. Pardon, reconciliation, and salvation are not part of a divine paycheck for benefits earned. Charles H. Spurgeon explains:

When we ask for pardon, reconciliation and salvation we must remember to whom we speak, and who we are who ask the favor. Some appear to deal with God as if he were bound to give them salvation; as if salvation indeed were the inevitable result of a round of performances, or the deserved reward of a certain amount of virtue. They refuse to see that salvation is a pure gift of God, not of works, not the result of merit, but of free favor only; not of man, neither by man, but of the Lord alone. Though the Lord has placed it on record in his Word, in the plainest language, that “it is…

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