I came across this quote by William Tyndale, an English scholar of the late 15th/ early 16th centuries. He was a prominent figure of the Protestant Reformation, well known for his scholarly writings and his work in translating the bible to English. I felt that his commentary on faith and God’s grace were needed by some in these current moments and, perhaps, it might offer some clarity and focus to others.
“Now faith cometh not of our free-will; but is the gift of God, given us by grace, ere there be any will in our hearts to do the law of God. And why God giveth it not every man, I can give no reckoning of his judgments. But well I know, I never deserved it, nor prepared myself unto it; but ran another way clean contrary in my blindness, and sought not that way; but he sought me, and found me out, and showed it me, and therewith drew me to him. And I bow the knees of my heart unto God night and day, that he will show it all other men; and I suffer all that I can, to be a servant to open their eyes. For well I know they cannot see of themselves, before God hath prevented [that is, to go before – H&F] them with his grace.” – William Tyndale
‘For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. ‘ Ephesians 2:8-9
‘But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God. ‘ John 1:12-13
Have a blessed weekend.
In full pursuit of the greatest Trophy