Thursday, January 9, 2014

Turned Outward

"...the biggest difference between the practical effects of sin and the practical effect of the Gospel is that sin turns us inward while the Gospel turns us outward.....Any version of 'the Gospel' or 'grace,' therefore, that encourages you to think about yourself and your performance will inevitably be co-opted by what Martin Luther called our curved-in nature (incurvatus in se) - whether it's your failures or your successes; your good works or your bad works; your strengths or your weaknesses; your obedience or your disobedience."

    -Tullian Tchividjian, One Way Love: Inexhaustible Grace For An Exhausted World, Page 135