This evening, we see one more way grace transforms the life of believers into the likeness of Christ: by producing in them a balanced holiness, a symmetrical spirituality. We consider six things

  • Gracious affections are balanced.
  • They will be balanced as to their objects.
  • The believer’s concern for mankind will be balanced between both soul and body.
  • The believer’s concern for his or her own sins and those of others will be balanced.
  • All of the believer’s affections will be balanced.
  • The believer’s affections will be balanced both in public and private.

Edwards challenges us to examine ourselves to see if there is a Biblical balance in our religious affections. If so, we have reason to believe that we are true believers. If not, we should seek God for His saving grace.

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Shaun Bryant

Shaun has been Pastor at Grace Church in Modesto since late 1993. His journey to the fellowship took him through churches of various persuasions, during which time he became convinced of a call to the ministry and also of a Reformed view of the Scriptures. Shaun completed his studies for the ministry at Westminster Seminary in California. He is married with 3 children.

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