“Who makes you different from anyone else?
What do you have, that you did not receive?
And if you did receive it, why do you boast as though you did not?” 1 Corinthians 4:7
It is grace–free sovereign grace, which has made you to differ!
Should any here, supposing themselves to be the children of God, imagine that there is some reason “in them” why they should have been chosen–let them know that as yet they are in the dark concerning the first principles of grace, and have not yet learned the gospel.
If ever they had known the gospel, they would, on the other hand, confess that they were . . .
the off-scouring of all things,
They would ascribe it all to distinguishing grace, which has made them to differ; and to discriminating love, which has chosen them out…
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If we look around the world right now we see utter turmoil. Britain is completely embroiled in Brexit and confusion and fear reign. Much of America’s government is shut down with no end in sight. There is a singular lack of Statesmen on either side of the Atlantic. Both sides of the pond are bogged down in fear, anxiety, confusion and pride. Pride and hatred has separated the people. They have never been so divided as we see them today. We have rich and poor and the gap widening. We have straight and gay with a gay mafia that hunts down and tries to destroy anyone who dares to disagree with them. We have black and white, left and right, Republicans and Democrats, Tories and Labour and even those factions are fractured themselves.
The people are turning on themselves. Jesus said that nation would rise against nation. The Greek word…
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