God Gives Strength To Do What He Requires

Thomas Watson, Body of Divinity (1838 ed.), p. 357:

God gives strength to do what he requires. The law called for obedience; but though it required brick, it gave no straw; but in the gospel, God, with his commands, gives power, Ezek. xviii. 31, “Make you a new heart.” Alas! it is above our strength; we may as well make a new world, Ezek. xxxvi. 26, “I will give you a new heart.” God commands to cleanse ourselves, Isa. i. 16, “Wash you, make you clean.” “But who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean?” Job xiv. 4. Therefore the precept is turned into a promise, Ezek. xxxvi. 25, “From all your filthiness will I cleanse you.” When the child cannot go, the nurse takes it by the hand, Hos. xi. 3, “I taught Ephraim also to go, taking them by their arms.”

Source: https://www.puritanboard.com/threads/why-does-limited-atonement-matter.87650/page-3, Comment 69


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