Tuesday, April 24, 2007

"Not That I Need to Be Told What to Do"

A new gospel-centered blog has just started up: Gospel Driven Blog (not to be confused with GospelDrivenLife). One of the first posts seeks to answer the question, What Do I Mean By a Gospel-Driven Life? It includes this powerful excerpt:
"...my problem was not that I needed to be told what to do. What I needed was life, strength and motivation to do it (i.e., obey the law)! A Gospel-Driven believer comes to understand that he cannot keep God's commands until he receives Christ's life and strength (cf., Gal. 2:20). So, when you are confronted with God's law (e.g., 1 Peter 1:15-16, 'You shall be holy, for I am holy'), you don't pull yourself up by your bootstraps, make some resolutions, and say to yourself, 'Just do it.' No! That is walking according to the flesh, the old man! Rather, God's law (1 Peter 1:15-16) moves us first to flee to Christ by faith (Gal. 3:24).

...Then, after we flee to Christ (i.e., preach the Gospel to ourselves), our faith is renewed and strengthened. Our affections are burning (i.e., gratitude) and then we will be able to live a holy life! It is only as we consider the privileges of our new state in Christ that our hearts are moved to love God and others, renounce sin, and obey His commandments."

Looks like a blog to add to the feeds!

(HT: Between Two Worlds)

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