This commentary on John 1.13 resounded with me this morning as I contemplated my frustration with relatives who have no meaningful interest in the gospel. Therefore I’m passing this note along to you for your benefit (you who are in a similar situation).

“nor of the will of man: of the best of men, as Abraham, David, and others; who, though ever so willing and desirous, that their children, relations, friends, and servants, should be born again, be partakers of the grace of God, and live in his sight, yet cannot effect any thing of this kind: all that they can do is to pray for them, give advice, and bring them under the means of grace; but all is ineffectual without a divine energy.”

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