God Gives What He Requires

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‘No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him’ (John 6:44).  The great article of the covenant of grace is to take God for our God.  Now, all the articles of the new covenant are not only precepts, but promises.  The conditions of the covenant are conditions in the covenant:  God gives what he requires.  And therefore, as the great article of the covenant is to take God for our God, so the great blessing of the covenant is to have a new heart, or a new placing of our desires and affections.  Sin lieth in a conversion from God to the creature; grace in turning us to God again.  The change is mainly seen in fixing our chiefest good and our last end.  God gives his people a heart to close with him, and accept of him as their portion; to fix upon him as their chiefest good, and their last end.”  -Thomas Manton (Psalm 119 Vol. 1) p. 565

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