Posts Tagged ‘Highminded’

God’s method of salvation destroys boasting

November 29, 2012 2 comments

“Pride and arrogancy do I hate.” “The Lord will destroy the house of the proud.” “The day of the Lord shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up, and he shall be brought low.” “I am against thee, O thou most proud, saith the Lord God of Hosts.” There are hundreds of terrible texts like these, but we cannot now recount them all. Now mark, to put an everlasting stigma upon human vanity, and to hurl once for all mire and filth upon all human glorying, God has ordained that the only way in which he will save men shall be a way which utterly excludes the possibility of man’s having a single word to say by way of vaunting. He has declared that the only foundation which he will ever lay shall be one by which man’s strength shall be broken in pieces, and by which man’s pride shall be humbled in the dust. To this subject I ask your attention this morning. It is to enlarge and amplify the sentiment of the text that I seek. “Where is boasting, then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.”

Charles H. Spurgeon—Grace Exalted-Boasting Excluded—A Sermon Delivered on Sunday Morning, January 19th, 1862