Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Realignment

"...the gospel is a truth- it is a message, a set of claims. It includes the fact that we are weak and sinful, that we seek to control our lives be being our own saviors and lords, that God's law was fulfilled by Christ for us, that we are now accepted completely though we are still very sinful and flawed, and so on.

And crucially it means, second, that this gospel truth has a vast number of implications for all of life. It is our job to bring everything in our lives 'in line' with the thrust, or direction, or the gospel. We are to think out its implications in every area of our lives, and seek to bring our thinking, feeling, and behavior 'in line.'...

...Christian living is therefore a continual realignment process - one of bringing everything in line with the truth of the gospel."

         - Timothy Keller, Galatians For You, page 53