Of His Will

Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures. – James 1:18

A true Christian is a creature begotten anew. He becomes as different a person from what he was before the renewing influences of divine grace as if he were formed over again, and born afresh.

The origin of this good work is here declared: it is of God’s own will; not by our skill or power; not from any good foreseen in us, or done by us, but purely from the good-will and grace of God.

– Matthew Henry New Testament Commentary

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