Wednesday, July 4, 2012

God inspires, God enables.

While God’s glory inspires obedience, it is empowered by His grace. Isaiah was right to be afraid to be in the presence of God. But God in His grace cleansed him of his sin so that he could respond to God’s call. God not only inspires us through His glory, He also gives us the ability to respond through His grace. This is the beauty of the atoning work of Jesus on the cross. We have been reconciled so that we can image Him to the world, and He sends us the Holy Spirit to empower us to such a life.

Brad House, Community, Crossway 2011, pg. 39

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