Totally agree, we should do Gods work because of what He did for us not to earn His love.
Our works come out of His love not the other way round.
Tis the season to make half-hearted resolutions to Hollywood Diets and 90 Day workout programs!
As we embark on a fresh New Year, a chance to call “Do Over!”, and an opportunity to rededicate, we may need to pause a bit before the ball drops and the confetti cleanup ensues.
In my opinion:
The gist of our modern Christianity is akin to a perpetual New Year’s Resolution.
Behavior modification dominates much preaching and teaching in the church. The thrust of so many Christian messages is about doing stuff: Pray longer, Give more money, Witness more, Invite a friend, get an accountability partner, help the poor, get a quiet time, become a leader…Try harder to be a better husband, employee/employer, father, citizen, dog owner, etc. etc. etc.
Do do do, go go go, try try try….and we reduce the beauty of the gospel mission to a Nike commercial.
We have such a propensity to work-related righteousness…
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