Friday Morning Thoughts

May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ…

Through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. Galatians 6:14

The cross changes every human relationship. The cross is what sets us free not only from the penalty of sin but from the very power of it. John Eldredge

Now imagine these two men walking back down the road to their homes. Listen it is the tax collector who walks home clean before God,and not the Pharisee, because whoever lifts himself up will be put downand whoever takes a humble place will be lifted up. Luke 18:10-14

The story of the Pharisee and the tax collector helps us to examine true righteousness. When I am called out about a wrong I commited I begin to erect arguments for my righteousness, listing all the maybe unnnoticed, things I am doing. I work to convince myself and the person confronting me that I am righteous. In these two actions, not only am I negating the empirical evidence of the sin that still resides in my heart, I am defending a righteousness that doesn’t exist. Paul David Tripp