Real Men Love Pink – A Collection of Quotes by A. W. Pink


For Thy Sake
September 20, 2014, 11:18 AM
Filed under: Gleanings In Genesis, Uncategorized | Tags: ,

“And Laban said unto him, I pray thee, if I have found favor in thine eyes, tarry: for I have learned by experience that the Lord hath blessed me for thy sake. And he said, Appoint me thy wages, and I will give it.” (Genesis 30:27,28.)

The above words of Laban deserve to be noticed. This was a remarkable confession of Jacob’s uncle — “The Lord hath blessed me for thy sake.” Laban was not blessed for his own sake, nor on account of any good deeds he had done; but he was blessed “for the sake” of another. Was not God here setting forth under a figure the method or principle by which He was going to bless sinners, namely, for the sake of another who was dear to Him? Do not these words of Laban anticipate the Gospel? and point forward to the present time when we read “God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you” (Ephesians 4:32), and again in 1 John 2:12 “your sins are forgiven you for His name’s sake.” Yes, this is the blessed truth foreshadowed in Genesis 30:27: God blessed Laban for Jacob’s sake. So again we read in Genesis 39:15 concerning Potiphar, “The Lord blessed the Egyptian’s house for Joseph’s sake.” And again we have another beautiful illustration of this same precious fact and truth in 2 Samuel 9:1:

“And David said, Is there yet any that is left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan’s sake.”

Reader, have you apprehended this saving truth? That for which we are accepted and saved by God is, not any work of righteousness which we have done, nor even for our believing — necessary though that be — but simply and solely for Christ’s sake.” —A. W. Pink (1886–1952)

Excerpt taken from “Gleanings In Genesis” by A. W. Pink (1886–1952)

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