Saturday, August 05, 2006
Abraham Kuyper on prayer, grace, genius
"But as the gift of grace is freely bestowed by the sovereign God, so is also the gift of genius. When the people pray, let them not forget to ask the Lord to raise up among them men of talent, heroes of art and of office.--The Work of the Holy Spirit." And women, too.
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This reminds me of Dr. G's exhortations to pray to God to make oneself smarter, as smart as you can be... but in doing so, get in the woodshed and STUDY!
People don't pass tests or receive their doctorate through prayer alone.
It's like when the NT says that the Holy Spirit will give the disciples the words to say. Well, this is also AFTER they spent THREE YEARS STRAIGHT with our Lord, constantly learning from Him.
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