Habitual Desire for Autonomy from God

The essence of human fallenness is a determined autonomy from God, and it appears in our lives in the form of countless self-salvation strategies.  Our natural mode of operation is law-driven, even after our conversion.  We default to that strategy time and time again rather than fall on our faces before God and plead for his mercy and grace.

Duguid, Barbara; Extravagant Grace: God’s Glory Displayed in our Weakness; P&R Publishing; Philipsburg, NJ; copyright 2013; Page 124

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