Divine Grace: Just When You Least Expected It!
Arthur W. Pink:
"It is deserving of our closest attention and calls for our deepest admiration that each advance which was made in the unfolding of the counsels of divine grace occurred at those times when human reason would have least expected them.
* The first announcement of the divine incarnation was given not while Adam and Eve remained in a state of innocency, but after they had rebelled against their Maker.
* The first open manifestation and adumbration of the everlasting covenant was made after all flesh had corrupted its way on earth, and the flood had almost decimated the human race.
* The first announcement of the particular people from which the Messiah would spring, was published after the general revolt of men at the tower of Babel.
* The wondrous revelation found in the last four books of the Pentateuch was made not in the days of Joseph, but after the whole nation of Israel had apostatized (see, Ezek. 20:5-9)." (A.W. Pink, The Life of David, Ch. 1)
Have you found this to be true in your life? The life of your family or a close family member? Your local church?