Sunday, May 15, 2011

people do not drift toward holiness

via the Desiring God blog
"People do not drift toward Holiness.
Apart from grace-driven effort, people do not gravitate toward godliness, prayer, obedience to Scripture, faith, and delight in the Lord.
We drift toward compromise and call it tolerance; we drift toward disobedience and call it freedom; we drift toward superstition and call it faith. We cherish the indiscipline of lost self-control and call it relaxation; we slouch toward prayerlessness and delude ourselves into thinking we have escaped legalism; we slide toward godlessness and convince ourselves we have been liberated."
D.A. Carson

2 comments:

  1. this sure has been a step all over my toes kind of day- the preaching of the Word, my Sunday School lesson, the devotions, and this
    thanks for posting it
    been praying for you- are you still coming east this summer?
    wendy

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  2. love you, wendy!
    look for us July 21-26:)

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