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


Wretched Additions
September 17, 2014, 4:44 AM
Filed under: Gleanings In Genesis, Grace, Legalism

“Finally, we are told,

“And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on, so that I come again to my father’s house in peace; then shall the Lord be my God. And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God’s house, and of all that Thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto Thee” (Genesis 28:20-22).

How true to life this is! It was not only characteristic of Jacob personally, but typical of us representatively. Jacob failed to rise to the level of God’s grace and was filled with fear instead of peace, and expressed human legality by speaking of what he will do. Oh, how often we follow in his steps! Instead of resting in the goodness of God and appropriating His free grace, like Jacob, we bargain and enter into conditions and stipulations. May the God of Grace enlarge our hearts to receive His grace, and may He empower us to magnify His grace by refusing to defile it with any of our own wretched additions.” —A. W. Pink (1886–1952)

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

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