Our Utter Helplessness and God’s Grace

“The first Attempt to render spiritual obedience will quickly convince us of our utter helplessness.  We might as soon create a world, as create in our hearts one pulse of spiritual life.  And yet our inability does not cancel our obligation.  Shall God lose His right, because sin has palsied our ability?…The obligation therefore remains in full force.  Our inability is our sin, our guilt, and our condemnation….In this view are brought together the supreme authority of the Lawgiver, the total insufficiency of the creature, the full provisions of the Savior, and the all-sufficiency of the ‘God of grace’.  We pray for what we want; we are thankful for what we have; we trust for what is promised.”

– Charles Bridges, from his commentary on Psalm 119, P.9-10

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