Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Repentance is lifetime learning

"Repentance is not just the beginner course; repentance is lifetime learning. The goal of Christian living is not to get past the point of needing to repent, but to realize that God has made us capable through Christ of doing repentance well— repentance that the Bible calls “godly” in nature— what the apostle Paul described as “repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth” (2 Tim. 2: 25)—repentance that leads to real change. At the root level. Where it can grow us up into character and consistency and confidence in Jesus’ power and strength, fully at work in our pitiful weakness."

-- Matt Chandler and Michael Snetzer, "Recovering Redemption"

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