Booth: A Tale of Two Presumptions

“We must distinguish, however, between biblical presumption (called faith), which rightly believes what God has promised, and the sin of presumption, which wrongly assumes God’s blessings are automatic. The former, taking God at His word, employs the means God has ordained for raising godly children – ‘faith working through love’ (Gal. 5:6). It takes seriously the duty to ‘train up children in the fear and admonition of the Lord’ and to ‘diligently’ teach them the Scriptures (cf. Debt. 6:6-7; 2 Tim. 3:15). The latter ignores God’s ordained means and expects the benefits anyway – ‘The rules may apply to everyone else but they don’t apply to me.’ We expect covenant blessings while being covenant-breakers. These are presumptuous sins.”

– Randy Booth, “Picking Up the Pieces”

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