Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
but John made them this answer, a man can have no authority, but what he derives from heaven.
and as the divine assistance accompany'd them, a great number of persons believed and became converts.
2 Corinthians 3:5
not that I am sufficient of myself to effect any thing by the strength of my own reason: but my sufficiency is from God.
the sheep) make you perfect in every virtue, to the accomplishment of his will: effecting that in you by Jesus Christ, which is agreeable to him: to whom be glory thro' all ages.
Don't be deluded, my brethren;
it is written in the prophets, "they shall be all taught of God." every man therefore that hath heard the father, and been instructed by him, cometh unto me.
then it was that God, who is rich in mercy, thro' his great love, wherewith he loved us,
2 Thessalonians 2:13
As for you, my brethren, the favourites of the Lord, we are oblig'd to render perpetual thanks to God, for having chosen you from the beginning, in purifying you by his spirit, upon your believing the gospel.
but when the kindness and love of God our saviour display'd itself to mankind,
1 Peter 1:3
Blessed be the God and father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to his great mercy has regenerated us, and given us by the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the expectation of immortal life,
fear not, ye little flock, for it is your father's good pleasure to grant you the kingdom.
for before they were born, and had done neither good or evil, that the distinction which God had purposed to make might appear to be, not in consideration of their actions, but of his own free call,
having predetermin'd to adopt us by Jesus Christ to be his children, according to the good pleasure of his own will,
for by grace are ye saved, thro' faith (and that not from us:
2 Thessalonians 1:11
Wherefore we continually pray, that our God would by his power effect all the gracious designs of his goodness, and accomplish the work of faith in you;
2 Timothy 1:9
who has saved us, and by the gospel hath called us to holiness, not in consideration of our works, but in pursuance of his own resolution, and the favour, which having been promised us by Jesus Christ several ages ago,
so that this is a matter not dependent on him that wills or runs, but on God, who shews mercy.