The following Spurgeon quote was cited in AW Pink's book on Election -- within the chapter called " Its Publication " . " But know that the Lord hath set apart him that is godly for himself ; the Lord will hear when I call unto him " ( Ps.4:3 ) " But know . " Fools will not learn , and therfore they must again and again be told the same thing , especially when it is such a bitter truth which is to be taught them , vis:-- the fact that the godly are the chosen of God , and are , by distinguishing grace , set apart and separated from other men . Election is a doctrine which unrenewed man cannot endure , but nevertheless it is a glorious and well-attested truth , and one which should comfort the tempted believer . Election is the guarantee of complete salvation , and an argument for sucess at the throne of grace . He who chose us for Himself will surely hear our prayers . The Lord's elect shall not be condemned nor shall their cry be unheard . David was king by divine decree , and we are the Lord's people in the same manner ; let us tell our enemies to their faces that they fight against God and destiny , when they strive to overthrow our souls .