Two words, profound truth!
Several months ago these very words came up in a dialog online, simple but mighty words they are! We were discussing the second chapter of Ephesians and how many believe that we, the elect, were under the wrath of God until the time of faith. I think it will depend on what you mean by wrath but my conviction of scripture is that the elect were never under the damning wrath of God, being delivered from that by His eternal election in love.
When we consider ourselves we are BY nature as deserving of His damning wrath as the others, by nature we walked in the lusts and desires of our flesh, fulfilling them. The same spirit that works in the sons of disobedience worked in us, motivating us…………but God!
We were satisfied in our nature and in our lust unable & unwilling to come to Him………but God!
We were without hope………but God!
Can the Ethiopian change his skin or the leopard his spots……but God!
They took Him down from the cross and laid Him in a tomb……but God raised Him from the dead.
The disciples asked Jesus, “then who can be saved? And looking at them Jesus said to them, “With people this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
The Good News…………but God!