Our Good Works Yet We Remain Indebted

So then, we do good works, but not for merit – for what would we merit?  Rather, we are indebted to God for the works we do, and not he to us, since it is he who “works in us both to will and do according to his good pleasure” (Philippians 2:13) – thus keeping in mind what is written: “When you have done all that is commanded you, then you shall say, “We are unworthy servants; we have done what is was our duty to do.'” (Luke 17:10)

Belgic Confession of Faith

as quoted by Duguid, Barbara; Extravagant Grace: God’s Glory Displayed in our Weakness; P&R Publishing; Philipsburg, NJ; copyright 2013; Page 140


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