Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Not I, but the grace of God

"In Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them." 2 Corinthians 5:19

"When we receive that message and accept the forgiveness of our sins, then we begin to be set free from ourselves. Because God does not reckon unto us our trespasses, we will not reckon unto us our virtues. Our confession will be: Not I, but the grace of God."

D. M. Baillie, God Was In Christ: An Essay on Incarnation and Atonement, page 202.