Take a stick and beat every blind man he met!

(John Newton, "MEMOIRS")

Those who believe the doctrines of sovereign grace often act inconsistently with their own principles — when they are angry at the defects of others.

A company of travelers fall into a pit; one of them gets a passerby to draw him out. Now he should not be angry with the rest for falling in; nor because they are not yet out, as he is. He did not pull himself out. Instead, therefore, of reproaching them — he should show them pity.

In the same way, a truly saved man will no more despise others — than blind Bartimaeus, after his own eyes were opened, would take a stick and beat every blind man he met!

"For who makes you different from anyone else? What do you have that you did not receive?" 1 Corinthians 4:7

"By the grace of God, I am what I am!" 1 Corinthians 15:10