Friday, May 30, 2014

Vertical belief and horizontal action

I'm grateful to Charles Savelle for pointing me to Ray Ortlund's blog posting on "'One Anothers' I Can't Find in the New Testament." Here's a sample:
The kind of God we really believe in is revealed in how we treat one another.  The lovely gospel of Jesus positions us to treat one another like royalty, and every non-gospel positions us to treat one another like dirt.  But we will follow through horizontally on whatever we believe vertically.

Our relationships with one another, then, are telling us what we really believe as opposed to what we think we believe, our convictions as opposed to our opinions.
Amen. I recommend Dr. Ortlund's whole article. It's short and packs a lot of punch.


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