God Gives Grace Like a Mother’s Milk

Baby HandGod’s gifts are not given independently of Him, but through intimate union with Him. In other words, God gives grace like a mother’s milk.  His grace doesn’t function outside of Himself—as though a box of wisdom could be shipped to us—but rather flows directly from Him. He doesn’t send us a package containing joy or hope or love; we get His gifts only by being united to Him. He gives wisdom as we latch on to Him, comfort as we latch on to Him, virtues as we latch on Him. There is no saving, sustaining, or sanctifying grace apart from intimate fellowship with our Savior. So don’t just seek godliness; seek God, and thereby obtain godliness. To speak in precious human terms—with reverence—God doesn’t feed us via a bottle, but holds us closely, to His breast.

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