Grace Gems: Short pithy gems from Arthur Pink



The nature of Christ's salvation is woefully misrepresented by the present-day evangelist. He announces a Savior from Hell — rather than a Savior from sin. And that is why so many are fatally deceived, for there are multitudes who wish to escape the Lake of fire who have no desire to be delivered from their carnality and worldliness.

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Prayer is not so much an act as it is an attitude — an attitude of dependence, dependence upon God.

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Instead of a river, God often gives us a brook, which may be running today and dried up tomorrow. Why? To teach us not to rest in our blessings — but in the blesser Himself!

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Grace can neither be bought, earned, or won by the creature. If it could be — it would cease to be grace.

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The prevailing idea of prayer seems to be, that I come to God and ask Him for something that I want — and that I expect Him to give me that which I have asked. But this is a most dishonoring and degrading conception. The popular belief reduces God to a servant — our servant — doing our bidding, performing our pleasure, granting our desires. No, prayer is a coming to God, telling Him my need, committing my way unto the Lord, and leaving Him to deal with it as seems Him best.

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Contentment is the product of a heart resting in God. It is the soul's enjoyment of that peace that passes all understanding. It is the outcome of my will being brought into subjection to the Divine will. It is the blessed assurance that God does all things well, and is, even now, making all things work together for my ultimate good.

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True liberty is not the power to live as we please — but to live as we ought.

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It is not the absence of sin, but the grieving over it — which distinguishes the child of God from empty professors.

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