The Wisdom ofGod in Our Salvation

“We fell from God by an unbelief of the threatening; He recovers us by a belief of the promise; by unbelief we laid the foundation of God’s dishonor; by faith, therefore, God exalts the glory of His free grace.  We lost ourselves by a desire of self-dependence, and our return is ordered by way of self-emptiness…we sinned by a refusal of cleaving to God; it is part of Divine wisdom to restore us in a denial of our own righteousness and strength.  Men having sinned by pride, the wisdom of God humbles us at the very root of the tree of knowledge, and makes him deny his own understanding, and submit to faith, or else, forever to lose his desired felicity”.

Stephen Charnock, From his The Existence and Attributes of God, P.572, vol 1

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