The sign that God is at work in us
is that He is destroying our confidence
in our natural virtues, (dying to
They are not promises of what we are going to
they are a wasted reminder of what God
wants us to be in and through His Son
Christ Jesus. __
We want to cling to our natural virtues,
while all the time
God is trying to get us
in contact with the
life of Jesus Christ—
His Life, His nature,
is a life that can never be described
in terms of natural virtues.
In our flesh we try to serve God
depending on our own good works,
our own goodness, and virtue __
of heredity or upbringing __
not take our natural
and transform them, because
virtues could never even come close
to what Jesus Christ wants.
No natural love,
no natural patience,
no natural purity can ever
come up to His Holiness.
But as we allow Him
to bring every part
of our natural bodily life
into harmony with the new life God desires
to place within us__
He will manifest in us the virtues that
characteristic of His Holiness through
New Birth of His Spirit in us.
Every virtue we possess will then
Gleaned from __Oswald Chambers
(I wonder if your flesh has resented this in any
Mine sure has _always hiding behind
The flesh always wants the credit,
never wanting to be second fiddle.