If you think you are saved because you give Jesus your heart, you will not be saved. . . One does not choose a Redeemer for oneself, you understand, nor give one’s heart to him. The heart is a rusty old can on a junk heap. A fine birthday gift, indeed! But a wonderful Lord passes by, and has mercy on the wretched tin can, sticks his walking cane through it, and rescues it from the junk pile and takes it home with him. That is how it is.
— Bo Giertz, The Hammer of God

Ephesians 2:1-10

Sunday, September 15, 2013