Before the world began, I chose you. I made the covenant for you. I laid aside My glory and became a man for you. I gave up My life for you. And, if I did all this, I will surely help you now. In helping you, I am giving you what I have bought for you already. If you had need of a thousand times as much help, I would give it to you. You require little compared with what I am ready to give. – Charles Spurgeon (1834-1892), from a meditation on Isaiah 14.14.