Friday, February 12, 2010

A Life Built on God's Glory and Grace

"Any life not built on God's glory and grace will be built on the deification of something else."

-- Tim Keller

If I understand Keller right, he's urging us to live in devotion to God's glory (versus living for ourselves, or for some other 'god') in the 'environment' of God's grace (he freely justifies us, putting us in the right with him, it's not a matter of our performance).

So true Christianity does call us to repentance (we are to live for God's glory, turning away from our idols) but it is still all of grace (because our right standing with God is a gift, and because he enables and empowers the pursuit of holiness that he commands).

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