Again, sinners love and value grace simply because they know they need it! The self-righteous good man who is impressed with himself is the one who chafes against God’s free gift. This is no coincidence. Those who think they are “good” are, in fact, the ones most in need of grace – and the most opposed to it.
– Tchividian, Tullian; One Way Love: Inexhaustible Grace for an Exhausted World; David Cook Publishers; copyright 2013; Kindle Edition; Location 2529