Sunday, September 1, 2013

For the Lord's Day

“Some people are defeated in their Christian lives because they think they must continually earn God’s affection. They are weighed down by the perception that they must keep striving to fulfill the never-ending task of satisfying the righteous demands of a never-to-be-satisfied God. The truth is our best works are but filthy rags to God (Is.64:6). Our acceptance is always totally dependent on his grace (Eph. 2:8-9). We cannot do anything to gain more of God’s affection, but because God has fixed his regard for us as his own children, we do not despair. We will never be loved any more by God, and we can be loved no less, for God already loves us as he loves his own Son who resides in us. We have all of God’s love”
-- Bryan Chapell in The Promises of Grace

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