Tuesday, June 28, 2011

So bad, but so loved

I just read a blog post on religion vs. the gospel that breathed new life into my day, especially these words:

My self-view is not based on a view of my self as a moral achiever. In Christ I am “simul iustus et peccator”—simultaneously sinful and yet accepted in Christ. I am so bad he had to die for me and I am so loved he was glad to die for me. This leads me to deeper and deeper humility and confidence at the same time. Neither swaggering nor sniveling.

The way Christ's sacrifice unites the dichotomy of a sinful heart and a beloved child of God brings so much peace and clarity to my mind. If you have a minute (though you could ponder it for much longer) read the rest of the post. It is well worth your time.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

And if you have a little bit more than a minute, drive to Nashville so that you can discuss this with me over a cup of coffee. :)
Seriously though...so good to ponder this. The more we reflect on this and deepen our understanding of the salvation of Christ and his grace, the more we will be able to live out these changes in our heart. It will change our motivation.