The Supply Far Exceeds the Needs

“For the first time in my life I experienced what Abraham felt when he fell upon his face and laughed. I was riding home, very weary with a long week’s work, when there came to my mind this text – ‘My grace is sufficient for thee:’ but it came with the emphasis laid upon two words: ‘My grace is sufficient for thee.’ My soul said, ‘Doubtless it is. Surely the grace of the infinite God is more than sufficient for such a mere insect as I am,’ and I laughed, and laughed again, to think how far the supply exceeded all my needs.”

– Charles Spurgeon, The Holy Spirit in Connection with Our Ministry in the second series of Lectures to My Students.

Our Response to God’s Providence

“We should cast ourselves down at his feet, with a full resignation of ourselves to his sovereign pleasure.”

– Stephen Charnock quoting Dr. Goodwin, Discourses Upon the Existence and Attributes of God (London: James Blackwood and Co.), 663.

Grace

“But grace is wild. Grace unsettles everything. Grace overflows the banks. Grace messes up your hair. Grace is not tame. Grace makes the pious begin to fear the evils of antinomianism. And this is an ungrounded fear, but unless we are making the devout nervous, we are not preaching grace as we ought… If we fear the Lord, we will listen to His Word. And when we listen, we hear words of grace.”

– Doug Wilson in Bones and Silicon (it’s worth reading the whole thing)

Grace Agenda Conference Trailer from Canon Wired on Vimeo.