Tuesday, June 22, 2010

'The most urgent question'

This post by Ray Ortlund summarizes beautifully and succinctly the truth that Christian discipleship is not primarily a matter of ethics, but of faith. Here's a sample:
Ethics we can manage on our own. We can even observe biblical ethics to keep God at a safe distance. But if our hearts are believing the promises of God, we cannot say no to him. We yield to him. We suffer dislocation in this world for his sake. We feel the ground shifting under our feet and we don’t panic. Nothing seems stable, but we accept that. We surrender to God. Drawn on toward his promises, we start changing.


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