God doesn’t help those who help themselves

ben franklinDon’t misunderstand. I’m not advocating abdicating responsibilities. But I am hacking away at a mentality that flaunts self-sufficiency and human arrogance. Because Christianity at its most basic level recognizes how helpless humans are to please God. Hence, the need for forgiveness. Christ did for us what we could never do to gain for us what we could never gain for ourselves.

I thank God I’m a Christian. This doesn’t mean I’m perfect. I’m means I humbly and repeatedly ask for God’s forgiveness, intervention and favor. Join us. It’s a beautiful life.

5 responses to “God doesn’t help those who help themselves

  1. Thank you for this message.

  2. Wonderful message. Heart warming😀

  3. This is an important but difficult point. I see too many today who expect God to dump things into their laps without their effort in cooperation. That too is considering it “cheap grace.” We cannot do it on our own, but we are participants in what God does through us.

  4. Exactly. So sad to see this saying being so popular.

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