In salvation men come to the knowledge of the truth. The reality of their own frailty and corruption becomes evident as God’s holiness is revealed. Prior to this revelation men are stubborn, obstinate and proud. This is a manifestation of their profound deception. Just think of it, men thinking they are strong, wise and righteous all while they are held captive by the devil and engaged in his will. God is not impressed by the supposed strength of men. He makes it weak. He is not impressed with so called wisdom for He makes it foolishness. And the righteousness of men is but filthy rags in His sight. However when men come to see this reality and they cry out to God in hope that He will be merciful…well God will hear their cry.

Psalms 147:10-11
He does not delight in the strength of the horse;
He takes no pleasure in the legs of a man.
The Lord takes pleasure in those who fear Him,
In those who hope in His mercy.

-Brother Pat Woods