Thursday, March 28, 2013

Dwell On Hope

For through the Spirit, by faith, we ourselves eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness. For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith working through love. (Galatians 5:5-6 ESV)

"Since our faith in Christ gives us a certain hope, which overflows as love for others, if we find our love running dry or cold, the root of our lacks of love is that we are not, by faith, looking at our hope. If we find ourselves unloving, the solution is not to seek to love better or more, it is to look at Christ, who gives us an unlosable, unshakable acceptance from the Father, and as we dwell on our hope, we will find our hearts melted by His love, and overflowing with His love to others."

           - Timothy Keller, Galatians For You, page 140