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October 22, 2012

A man’s steps are from the LORD; how then can man understand his way?

Proverbs 20:24

 

Protection draws allegiance.

(source: Matthew Henry)

I feel dependent. Helplessly, desperately, breathlessly, clingingly dependent.

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Regeneration Defined

“Regeneration is the work of God’s invincible power and mere grace, wherein by his Spirit accompanying his Word he quickeneth a redeemed person lying dead in his sins and reneweth him in his mind, his will and all the powers of his soul, convincing him savingly of sin and righteousness and judgment, and making him heartily to embrace Christ and salvation, and to consecrate himself to the service of God in Christ all the days of his life.”

Source: David Dickson
http://www.reformation-scotland.org.uk/articles/regeneration-and-regenerate-man.php

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The love which a pious man bears to God and goodness, is not so much by virtue of a command enjoining him so to do, as by a new nature instructing and prompting him to it; nor doth he pay his devotions as unavoidable tribute only to appease the divine justice, or quiet his clamorous conscience; but those religious exercises are the proper emanations of the divine life, the natural employments of the new-born soul.

Source: Henry Scougal, The Life of God in the Soul of Man, p.2

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