Wednesday, July 7, 2010

UTTERLY BEYOND

God has surely promised His grace to the humbled: that is, to those
who mourn over and despair of themselves. But a man cannot be thoroughly
humbled till he realizes that his salvation is utterly beyond his own
powers, counsels, efforts, will and works, and depends absolutely on the
will, counsel, pleasure and work of Another -- God alone.

- Martin Luther

Quote, "The earthen-ness of the vessel does not take away from the excellency of the treasure."