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Concerning Confidence in our own Intelligence

There is no worse screen to block out the Spirit than confidence in our own intelligence.

John Calvin on Luke 24:45

Concerning those who Please Themselves

The violence of the wind had the effect of making them afraid. For we are never rightly prepared to receive the grace of God unless the vain confidence of the flesh has been mastered. For as by faith we have open access to Him, so it is that humility and fear open the door for Him to come to us. He will have nothing to do with proud and careless men who please themselves.

John Calvin on Acts 1:2