Grace Follows Obedience

“We know generally that the grace of God follows every act of direct obedience on our part. If we search out even the most minute commands of His law, and do them; if we show that we would not have a word uttered by Him fall to the ground, we testify both to ourselves and to others that we do in very deed, and not in word only recognize Him as our God and our King … Nor will He on His part be slow in acknowledging us as His subjects, as those who have a claim upon His aid and protection.”

– G. H. Pember, in Earliest Ages, p. 140