Monday, April 26, 2010

A disconnected faith

God blesses his people with extravagant grace so they might extend his extravagant glory to all peoples of the earth. - David Platt

I read that today from David's book Radical and had this thought: We love the first part of that sentence, but we tend to ignore the second part. Later on David writes, We live in a culture that has a dangerous tendency to disconnect the grace of God from the glory of God. So true.

For some reason being a Christian is all about us: God loves me. But the message of Biblical Christianity is not "God loves me, period," as if we were the object of our own faith. The message of Biblical Christianity is "God loves me so that I might make him--his ways, his salvation, his glory, and his greatness--known among the nations.

So, if you're a Christian, what's your faith about? What's at the center of your faith? God's glory or your comfort? It would suck to get to the end of our lives and realize that our disconnected faith prevented us from accomplishing our mission on earth.

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