The great basis of Christian assurance is not how much our hearts are set on God, but how unshakably his heart is set on us. Tim Keller
Righteousness is something we crave, pursue, need, want. But how do we get right? We can pursue righteousness ourselves or simply receive it. The root cause of my tiredness is trying to get right with God by pursuing works.
The law offends us because it tells us what to do. Grace offends us because it tells us there’s nothing we can do. Tullian Tchvidjian
We are natural born do it yourselfers. We exchanged “it is finished” with “just do it”.
I need to stop asking God “what should I do to be right?” and acknowledge there is nothing I can do apart from him. My righteousness was earned for me and given to me by Jesus. Because Jesus is right I’m free to get stuff wrong.
Jesus takes all our wrong down into the forgetery of his death. Robert Capon
This is why I need to hear the gospel over and over and over again! How about you?
Linking with Kelli for unforced rhythms.