Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Random Thought from William H. Smith

"Many Christians are caught up with the idea that individuals and churches have to do something to justify their existence. Yet, while we all 'do' things, I think we make a serious mistake when we get doing ahead of being. Think about the way Paul teaches us about the Christian life. The imperative (what you should do) follows the indicative (what you are). It is because you already are joined to Christ in his death and resurrection that you can do something about putting sin to death and living a new life. What you are always comes before and takes precedence over what you (try to) do. Your identity is complete; your performance is at its best always much less."

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