GRACE is not a thing I use; grace is that which uses me.  Grace is not something I improve; but grace improves me, works on me, changes me. Men may talk of universal grace, but it is nonsense; there is no such thing. There are universal blessings and universal mercies scattered everywhere. It is not so of GRACE!  Men cannot take the grace of God and use it to turn themselves from death to life, from darkness to light.  The light does not come to the darkness and say, "Use me if you will," but the light comes and drives the darkness away. Life does not come to the dead and say, "Use me and live." but life comes with a power of its own and restores to life. God did not ask the dry bones to cooperate with His Spirit; He commanded them to live.

"The sovereign will of God alone
Creates us heirs of grace,
Born in the image of His Son
A new-created race."

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