Jerry Bridges – In No One’s Debt

28 Nov

As the Sovereign Ruler of the universe, God has the right to require perfect obedience and faithful service from all of us without in the least obligating Himself. We owe Him that obedience and service. If we were to perfectly obey every command God has given and faithfully perform every duty- which, of course, we never do – we still could only say, “I have merely done my duty.”

Through the inspired pen of the apostle Paul, the Holy Spirit again asserts God’s freedom from obligation to anyone: “Who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?” (Romans 11:35). This assertion wasn’t made in a vacuum. Paul had been dealing with the difficult question of the Jews’ future in the face of God’s apparent spurning of them in favor of the Gentiles. Regardless of how we understand that future, the principle stated by the Holy Spirit through Paul is crystal clear: God doesn’t owe anyone anything.

~Jerry Bridges~

Holiness: Day by Day (Colorado Springs, CO; Navpress; 2008) p. 82

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