Jerry Bridges Quotes.

11. "Grace is not a matter of God's making up the difference, but of God's providing all the "cost" of salvation through His Son, Jesus Christ."
- Jerry Bridges, Transforming Grace: Living Confidently in God's Unfailing Love

12. "So who needs grace? All of us, the saint as well as the sinner. The most conscientious, dutiful, hardworking Christian needs God's grace as much as the most dissolute, hard-living sinner. All of us need the same grace. The sinner does not need more grace than the saint,"
- Jerry Bridges, Transforming Grace: Living Confidently in God's Unfailing Love

13. "Sin, in the final analysis, is rebellion against the sovereign Creator, Ruler, and Judge of the universe. It resists the rightful prerogative of a sovereign Ruler to command obedience from His subjects. It says to an absolutely holy and righteous God that His moral laws, which are a reflection of His own nature, are not worthy of our wholehearted obedience."
- Jerry Bridges, Transforming Grace: Living Confidently in God's Unfailing Love

14. "Sin is not only a series of actions, it is also an attitude that ignores the law of God. But it is even more than a rebellious attitude. Sin is a state of heart, a condition of our inmost being. It is a state of corruption, of vileness, yes, even of filthiness in God’s sight."
- Jerry Bridges, Transforming Grace: Living Confidently in God's Unfailing Love

15. "God’s grace does not operate on a reward for works basis. It is much better than that."
- Jerry Bridges, Transforming Grace: Living Confidently in God's Unfailing Love

16. "This view of sin as corruption, vileness, and filth is symbolically portrayed in Zechariah 3:1-4: Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord, and Satan standing at his right side to accuse him. The Lord said to Satan, The Lord rebuke you, Satan! The Lord, who has chosen Jerusalem, rebuke you! Is not this man a burning stick snatched from the fire? Now Joshua was dressed in filthy clothes as he stood before the angel. The angel said to those who were standing before him, Take off his filthy clothes. Then he said to Joshua, See, I have taken away your sin, and I will put rich garments on you. Note who is described here. It is not a portrayal of the prodigal son, but of Joshua the high priest — the person holding the highest religious office in all Israel. Yet he is shown dressed in filthy clothes, a pictorial representation of both his sins and the sins of the people he represented as high priest. The filthiness of his garments depicts not the guilt of his sin but its pollution. Like Joshua, all of us are, in a spiritual sense, dressed in filthy clothes. We are not just guilty before God; we are also corrupted in our natures, polluted and vile before Him. We need forgiveness and cleansing."
- Jerry Bridges, Transforming Grace: Living Confidently in God's Unfailing Love

17. "The Bible never speaks of God's grace as simply making up our deficiencies--as if salvation consists in so much good works (even a variable amount) plus so much of God's grace. Rather the Bible speaks of "a God who justifies the wicked" (Romans 4:5) who is found by those who do not seek Him, who reveals Himself to those who do not ask for Him (see Romans 10:20)."
- Jerry Bridges, Transforming Grace: Living Confidently in God's Unfailing Love

18. "The sinner does not need more grace than the saint, nor does the immature and undisciplined believer need more than the godly, zealous missionary. We all need the same amount of grace because the "currency" of our good works is debased and worthless before God."
- Jerry Bridges, Transforming Grace: Living Confidently in God's Unfailing Love

19. "But where sin abounded, grace superabounded."
- Jerry Bridges, Transforming Grace: Living Confidently in God's Unfailing Love

20. "Contentment with what we have — whether it is possessions, or station in life, or mental or physical abilities — is worth far, far more than all the things we don’t have."
- Jerry Bridges, Transforming Grace: Living Confidently in God's Unfailing Love

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