Calvin on Bringing Down Haughtiness

It is God that worketh. This is the true engine for bringing down all haughtiness- this the sword for putting an end to all pride, when we are taught that we are utterly nothing, and can do nothing, except through the grace of God alone. I mean supernatural grace, which comes forth from the spirit of regeneration. For, considered as men, we already are, and live and move in God (Acts xvii. 28.) But Paul reasons here as to a kind of movement different from that universal one…

John Calvin, on Philippians 2.13

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