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by Norman P. Grubb

What proportion is me, and what proportion is Him, matters very much. I’ll take that home to you further in case you have any doubt, not that you would. I was very struck with this. I don’t know if it has struck any of you. Of course there are such measureless riches in the Bible, different things strike all of us, praise the Lord. That’s why we can preach sermons to each other! But, I was very struck with this about Galatians—we all know that wonderful letter, the great apologetic we might say, that rescued us from the wretched business of so-called Salvation by works and planted our feet, and the feet of the Church of Jesus Christ, once and for all on justification by faith in our Lord Jesus Christ alone. It’s a grand warrior’s letter. He withstood Brother Peter to the face, wouldn’t be subject for an hour—though I always think Brother Peter got one back. He was meek and took it because in II Peter later on he talks about, “Our beloved brother Paul who wrote things . . . ,” then he said “. . . a little hard to be understood,” which twists some of you up. He got one back on him. That’s the way of meekness.

Karuizawa Japan Conference of 1954
Topic: “Union – Central Secret of the Universe”