man’s extremity is God’s opportunity

1629 T. ADAMS Works 619 Heere is now a deliuery fit for God, a cure for the Almightie hand to vndertake. Mans extremity is Gods opportunitie.

1706 LD. BELHAVEN in Defoe Hist. Union (1709) v. 34 Man’s Extremity is God’s opportunity... Some unforeseen Providence will fall out, that may cast the Ballance.

1916 E. A. BURROUGHS Valley of Decision viii. In the first winter of the war..we were all much encouraged by tales of a new thirst for religion among the majority of the men... ‘Man’s extremity, God’s opportunity.’

1949 D. SMITH I capture Castle xiii. ‘You should look in on the church if ever you’re mentally run down.’.. ‘You mean “Man’s extremity is God’s opportunity”\?’

1980 Times 4 Dec. 17 Those extremities which have, until now, been often God’s opportunity.

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