Robert Traill (Stedfast Adherence to the Profession of our Faith), Works 3:89:
Faith gives glory to God because it brings nothing to him but poverty, want, and emptiness. All graces bring something to God, but faith brings nothing. Love brings a flaming, burning heart to God; repentance brings a bleeding, broken heart to God; obedience brings a working hand to God; patience brings, as it were, a broad back to God, let him lay on what he will. Poor faith brings just nothing, but the poor man’s bare hand and empty dish. The poorer man comes to God, the more glory to God. It is remarkable, that in those cases wherein we bring something to God, we are very apt to carry away something of the glory that belongs to him: faith brings nothing at all to God; it brings no more than broken bones and sores to the great Physician.