Electing love is known by its fruits

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Robert Traill (Sermons from 1 Peter 1:1-4), Works 4:27-28:

Learn to adore the great God, in his choosing and doing with his own creatures as he will; and admire that marvellous love, which acts in choosing some to everlasting life, and then come in and search for your own concern in this matter wisely. Election is a great height. It is, if I may so say, the uppermost round of the ladder of salvation. All comes down from that to us, but we must not strive to set our foot first upon that; no, we must rise up to it by sanctification of the Spirit, and by the sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ. It is by the fruits of electing love that we must come to know it. So saith the apostle, 2 Thess. 2:13, God hath chosen you from the beginning to salvation, through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth. When faith on the truth of the gospel, and the sanctification of the Holy Spirit is wrought in the heart, then the poor creature may say, “Now I see that I have an interest in the electing love of God.”
 
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