Monday, March 22, 2010

The Cost of Non-discipleship

You may well have heard of 'the cost of discipleship' (especially due to Dietrich Bonhoeffer's classic book by that title), but Dallas Willard reminds us that there is a very high cost for non-discipleship too...

"Nondiscipleship costs abiding peace, a life penetrated throughout by love, faith that sees everything in the light of God's overriding governance for good, hopefulness that stands firm in the most discouraging of circumstances, power to do what is right and withstand the forces of evil. In short, it costs exactly the abundance of life Jesus said he came to bring (see John 10:10)."

-- Dallas Willard (cited in Zondervan's "Prayer Devotional Bible" p. 1401)

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