Pristine Grace

When Your Vow Fails
by William Gadsby

     And  I  tell  you  what,  there  never  will  be,  there  never  can  be,  a,  particle  of  creature  work  or  merit  in  sanctification.  Nothing  will  do  but the finished work of Christ. The hope must go of any betterness in  self  before  we  have  any  manifestive  hope  in  Christ.  When  the  Lord   is   pleased   to   bring   manifestive   sanctification   into   your   conscience,  you  will  know  something  of  being  drawn  by  the  cords  of  a  man,  and  with  the  bands  of  love.  When  your  vows  fail,  when  your  promises  fail,  and  all  seems  to  fail,  then  you  will  know  something  of  being  sanctified  in  Christ  Jesus  and  that  there  is  no  holiness but in and from him.