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2 2 Cor 13:5.

3 2 Cor 7:10.

4 Mt 5:6.


ARTICLE 13

THE VALUE OF THIS ASSURANCE

The awareness and assurance of this election provide the children of God with greater reason for daily humbling themselves before God, for adoring the depth of His mercies, for cleansing themselves,1 and for fervently loving Him in turn who first so greatly loved them.2 It is therefore not at all true that this doctrine of election and the reflection on it makes them lax in observing the commands of God or falsely secure. In the just judgment of God, this usually happens to those who rashly presume to have the grace of election, or idly and boldly chatter about it, but refuse to walk in the ways of the elect.

1 1 Jn 3:3.