Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Spurgeon: An Unconditional Grant
"This is the covenant of grace. I call your attention to the fact that there is no IF in it; there is no BUT in it; there is no requirement of man made by it. It is all "I WILL" and "they SHALL."
"[I] will be their God, and they shall be my people." (Jeremiah 31:33)
This gracious character is written in a royal tone, and the majestic strain is not marred by a perhaps or a maybe, but dwells always on SHALL and WILL. These are two prerogative words of the Divine Majesty. In this wondrous deed to the gift, not only does the Lord bestow a heaven of grace upon guilty sinners, but He also presents it according to the sovereignty of His own will, without anything to put the gift in jeopardy or to make the promise unsure."
- Charles Spurgeon, GRACE: God's Unmerited Favor