“Assurance produces true humility. Christian assurance is not self-assurance and self-confidence.
It is the reverse: confidence in our Father, trust in Christ as our Savior, and joy in the Spirit as the Spirit of sonship, seal of grace, and earnest of our inheritance as sons and daughters of God.
When these are the hallmarks of our lives, then the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ has come home to us in full measure.
And that, surely, is one of the great needs of our times.”
–Sinclair B. Ferguson, The Whole Christ: Legalism, Antinomianism, and Gospel Assurance—Why the Marrow Controversy Still Matters (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2016), 226.