“O God, it is amazing that men can talk so much
about man’s creaturely power and goodness,
when, if Thou didst not hold us back every moment,
we should be devils incarnate.
This, by bitter experience, Thou hast taught me concerning myself.”
by bitter experience…
I can say the same. That within me dwells no good thing, that my heart is deceitfully wicked, and only further points to my incapability to produce goodness outside of Him!