Many fail in the battle because they wait until the hour of battle to ask for aid. Others succeed because they have gained victory on their knees long before the battle arrived.
R. A. Torrey, How To Succeed in the Christian Life (Springdale, PA: Whitaker House, 1984), 75.
Salvation is necessarily all of grace. Man’s fall is so complete, God’s justice so inexorable, heaven so holy, that nothing short of Omnipotent love can lift the sinner, magnify the law which he has mutilated, and make him pure enough to dwell in light. The thought of saving sinners is God’s, born in the secret places of His great, loving heart.
Thomas Spurgeon in R. A. Torrey, et al., The Fundamentals Vol III (Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2000), 120.