Samuel at Gilgal

William GurnallI firmly believe in the perseverance (preservation) of the saints. It is, indeed, all of grace. However, living out this perseverance in our lives often feels very difficult on this side of heaven. William Gurnall wrestles with this problem for our benefit:

The believer is to persevere in his Christian course to the end of his life: his work and his life must go off the stage together. This adds weight to every other difficulty of the Christian’s calling. We have known many who have gone into the field, and liked the work of a soldier for a battle or two, but soon have had enough, and come running home again, but few can bear it as a constant trade. Many are soon engaged in holy duties, easily persuaded to take up a profession of religion, and as easily persuaded to lay it down, like the new moon, which shines…

View original post 241 more words