Assurance Is the “Cream” of Faith
From his teaching series Assurance of Faith, Joel Beeke explains the correlation between our faith and our assurance of salvation.
“Assurance,” said Thomas Brooks, “is the cream of faith.” Perhaps, you are old enough to remember when there actually was cream on the top of milk. So, the milk is not separated from the cream, or the cream from the milk, there’s an organic link between the two. But the cream is not exactly the milk either. The cream is the richest part of the milk. And so, assurance you see, is something that when faith is strong, it increases. When faith is weak, assurance tends to weaken as well.