It is only by the Spirit's teaching
As a child of God, you are not of the world, but
are chosen out of it. You are only a stranger and
a pilgrim here.
You will meet with many professing to love the
true doctrines of the gospel; but, alas! they at
the same time love their sins, and too evidently
show themselves to be . . .
lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God.
The gospel conforms God's people to the
image of His dear Son.
It is only by the Spirit's teaching that we learn to
be humble, meek, and lowly of heart; we see our
helpless and lost state by nature, and are surprised
to find our hearts so unclean and sinful.