Resignation of Ourselves to God

“The necessity of this self-denying resignation of ourselves to God, to bring us to heaven in his own way, is necessary…that we may be true to him, and go on with him, and be fortified against all the difficulties we meet with in the way to heaven…  If we believe, mortify, wait, suffer, then shall we reign with him–otherwise not. 
…Much evil would ensue if we had our desires in all those things that we think good for us.  Peter said, ‘It is good for us to be here;’ but, alas! how ill would it have been for the world if Christ had abode still in the mount. …We consult with the ease of the flesh, and so desire rest more than pains and labour; what pleases rather than what profits.  Peter says ‘It is good to be here,’ but he must labour first, suffer first, before he enters into glory.  …Good is not to be determined by our fancies and conceits, but by the wisdom of God; for he knows what is better for us than we do for ourselves…”  Thomas Manton “Works” Vol. 1, p. 379 (Banner of Truth)

About Maureen Stohlmeyer

Grateful to have been married to my wonderful husband Michael for nearly 35 years who is now with the Lord, I would like to share from writers from the past who have strengthened our faith and walk with Jesus Christ our Savior and Redeemer. His walk with God was deeply enriched by the writings of authors from the past and I dedicate this blog to him and to them.
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1 Response to Resignation of Ourselves to God

  1. Debbie M. says:

    I have always learned more from toiling in the struggle than in reveling in the victory!

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