"It can never be repeated too often, that under the reign of grace it is just as easy to do right, as under the reign of sin it is easy to do wrong. This must be so, for if there is not more power in grace than there is in sin, then there can be no salvation from sin. But there is salvation from sin. This no one who believes Christianity can deny.
Yet salvation from sin certainly depends upon there being more power in grace than there is in sin. Then, there being more power in grace than there is in sin, it cannot possibly be otherwise than that wherever the power of grace can have control, it will be just as easy to do right as without this it is easy to do wrong…..
Where the difficulty comes in, in all this, is that so many people try to serve God with the power of Satan. But that can never be done . "Either make the tree good and his fruit good, or else make the tree corrupt and his fruit corrupt." Men cannot gather grapes of thorns nor figs of thistles. The tree must be made good, root and branch. It must be made new. 'Ye must be born again.' 'In Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth anything nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.' Let no one ever attempt to serve God with anything but the present, living power of God that makes him a new creature, with nothing but the much more abundant grace that condemns sin in the flesh and reigns through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord. Then the service of God will indeed be in 'newness of life.' Then it will be found that His yoke is indeed 'easy' and His burden 'light.' Then His service will be found indeed to be with 'joy unspeakable and full of glory.'"
God has something to say to us (more than we want to hear it)! That's why there is always a WORD!