God’s Part, My Part

[A young] boy down in my Southland years ago, wanted to join a church.  So the deacons were examining him.

They asked, “How did you get saved?”

His answer was, “God did His part, and I did my part.”

They thought there was something wrong with his doctrine, so they questioned further, “What was God’s part, and what was your part?”  His explanation was a good one.

He said, “God’s part was the saving, and my part was the sinning.  I done run from Him as fast as my sinful heart and rebellious legs could take me.  He done took out after me till He run me down.”

My friend, that is the way I got saved also.

– J. Vernon McGee, Romans, Vol. 1.

[HT:  My friend John F. at church]

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