William Gilston on distrust and presumption

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There is a two-fold danger to which the people of God are exposed in regard both to their temporal and to their spiritual concerns. On the one hand, they are prone to become distrustful of the providence and the promise of God, and thus to be so distracted and perplexed, as to be unable to avail themselves of the means of promoting either their temporal or their spiritual good; and, on the other hand, they are prone to cherish a presumptuous confidence, which renders them indifferent to the use of means, and which often leads them to expect results, which can scripturally be looked for only in connection with the Divine arrangements and institutions in the economy of grace. ...

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