In my last post I was sharing what a difference our focus on scripture makes in our sanctification process. It totally matters which part of scripture I am focused on. I gave a step by step example of how to work through the scripture for your benefit- with a gospel focus rather than a law focus. This sets us free in ways we can't even begin to imagine!
This morning, I read a blog by my new favorite preacher, blogger, evangelical, Tullian. He always takes what I'm trying to say and says it a million times better! So I thought I'd share a snipet to get you hooked...and then give you the link. It's short and sweet and well worth the read.
"The good commands of God, in other words, do not have the power to engender what they command. They show us what a sanctified life looks like but they have no sanctifying power. Only the gospel has the power to move us forward. This is why the Bible never tells us what to do before first soaking our hearts and minds in what God in Christ has already done."
Read more here.