Friday, September 24, 2010

The end of the matter

"We are no longer driven by compulsions of what we ought to be or do. If we are, we are not using God's yardstick. God declares us holy and blameless and beautiful in His sight. You are not to strive. You are to be. That's the good news. You already are.

"Turn your eye—your spiritual eye—inward. But don't stop the inward look at the soul, at the feelings and the thoughts that have controlled and dominated your life for as many years as you can probably remember. Rather, rest in that spiritual center that God placed in humanity, where God could meet His creature."— The Rest of the Gospel: When the partial Gospel has worn you out, pages 248-249

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That's the final snippet from the book. When I first started the book (how long ago now?), I had no idea I would be pulling that many excerpts from it. But, I found it very good; I hope you enjoyed the selections. I would encourage each of you to read the whole thing and ponder its implications for your life. The concepts he sets forth are extremely biblical and very freeing.
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1 comment:

Andrew Vogel said...

Thanks for quoting from it. Great book from an outsiders perspective.