2007August16, Thursday

God’s Promises Are Good, Even If Ineffectual

Posted in Inspiring Quotes at 8:30 by Trey Austin

“This must be carefully observed, that we may not suppose the favors of God to cease to be what they are, though the good effect of them does not reach us. With respect to God, the word is sown in the hearts, but it is far from being true, that the hearts of all receive with meekness what is planted in them, as James (1:21) exhorts us to receive the word. So then the Gospel is always a fruitful seed as to its power, but not as to its produce.”

John Calvin, on The Parable of the Sower, from Harmony of the Gospels

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