Short gems from A. Pink #2

Instead of a river, God often gives us a brook, which may be running today and dried up tomorrow. Why? To teach us not to rest in our blessings—but in the blesser Himself!

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Grace can neither be bought, earned, or won by the creature. If it could be—it would cease to be grace.

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God cannot change for the better, for he is already perfect; and, being perfect—God cannot change for the worse.

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The prevailing idea of prayer seems to be, that I come to God and ask Him for something that I want—and that I expect Him to give me that which I have asked. But this is a most dishonoring and degrading conception. The popular belief reduces God to a servant—our servant—doing our bidding, performing our pleasure, granting our desires. No, prayer is a coming to God, telling Him my need, committing my way unto the Lord, and leaving Him to deal with it as seems Him best.

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Contentment is the product of a heart resting in God. It is the soul’s enjoyment of that peace that passes all understanding. It is the outcome of my will being brought into subjection to the Divine will. It is the blessed assurance that God does all things well, and is, even now, making all things work together for my ultimate good.

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