Sunday, February 26, 2012


In his book, The Prodigal God, Tim Keller writes,"As long as you are trying to earn your salvation by controlling God through goodness, you will never be sure you have been good enough for Him. You simply aren't sure God loves and delights in you."

How often is this true? How do we equate God's love for us with our sinful actions, thoughts, and attitudes? Do we honestly believe that God delights in and is filled with unconditional love & joy for us? When we struggle with this I believe it is because we are trained otherwise by our past experiences (parents, spouses, children, and job expectations.) 

The world equates value with a "what have you done for me lately" attitude, and God equates our value with a "see what I have done for you always" attitude. That is why we struggle to reconcile who He says He is with our estimation of our own worth. If we would realize that we simply cannot be good enough for Him regardless of our best intentions, we would gain a glimpse of His perfect love and start to understand our ultimate value through Him.

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