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The Church’s inheritance is wholly of divine grace and mediatorial purchase

The Church’s inheritance is wholly of divine grace and mediatorial purchase, yet it is not entered into by the heirs of promise without arduous efforts on their part. There is the strait gate to be entered and the narrow way to be trodden (Matthew 6:13, 14). There is a race to be run which calls for temperance in all things (1 Corinthians 9:24-26). There is a fight to be fought (1 Timothy 6:12; 2 Timothy 4:7), and in order to be successful therein we have to take unto us “the whole armor of God” (Ephesians 6:13) and make daily use of the same. There is a ceaseless conflict with the flesh to be engaged in (al. 5:17), a Devil to be steadfastly resisted in the faith (1 Peter 5:8, 9), an alluring and opposing world to be overcome (James 4:4; 1 John 5:4). While it is blessedly true that “we which have believed do enter into rest” (Hebrews 4:3). Christ’s yoke is taken upon us, nevertheless the divine injunction remains, “let us labor therefore to enter into that rest” (Hebrews 4:11) which awaits us on high, and of which the land flowing with milk and honey was the emblem.

Arthur W. Pink-Interpretation of the Scriptures

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