“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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