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Monday, January 12, 2009

The Believer's Battle with Pride

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Tony Hayling recently posted one of the best articles I've ever read on the believer's battle with pride . . .

A Saint's/Sinner's Prayer (click to view article)

Contained here is a sublime paradox about the sins we commit before and after conversion, and the power of God's grace to remedy our most obnoxious failures. Tony demonstrates that we are practically MORE GUILTY of sin after conversion than before conversion - but we also receive MORE GRACE. In this way, God greatly humbles us, and He is greatly glorified through the display of His mercy. And all of this is used by God to create within us a hatred for sin and a hunger for holiness that only He can fulfill.

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