Relying On Promises Without Obeying Commandments
Deuteronomy 7:12; 1 Kings 8:35–36; Zechariah 3:7; Matthew 4:7; 7:21; Luke 6:46
We cannot rely on his promises, without obeying his commandments. Those who leave the means that God recommends, and resolve to make trial of their power and might, act as absurdly as if one were to cut off a man’s arms and hands and then order him to work.
John Calvin (1509 – 1564)