Robert Barclay wrote, It is the grace of God at work in the life of a Christian that conforms them into the likeness of Christ. However, the grace of God can differ in its effect based upon the will of the individual. It is much like the action of the sun in that it can harden clay or melt wax. Its beams cause flowers to send forth beautiful color, pleasant aroma, and cause fruit to ripen ever of sweetly. But cast a lifeless carcass into its beams and the rays of sun will cause it to putrefy and have an evil odor.
When the sun of righteousness shines upon an individual soul it can be melted and influenced to send forth good fruit and a good savor. But if the individual wills to remain in sin the same sun will harden him as it does the clay and his wickedness will be more apparent and its putrefying effect will send forth an evil savor (Barclay's Apology, pg. 94).
Let us will to walk in the Light for Jesus Christ is the LIGHT!
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