Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Higher Higher much much higher

Often people mistake the thought of Grace lowering the bar on how we live out our Christian life. If God all ways forgives and meets us with Grace then the suggestion that Paul refutes to the church in Rome of lets keep on sinning so that we can experience more & more of Grace, shoots across our minds.

However I don't see Jesus lowering the bar one bit. In fact he raised it to incredible heights.

Unless you do far better than the Pharisees in the matters of right living, you won’t know the first thing about entering the kingdom. Matthew 5 v 20

He then goes on to compare the Law to His message:

Do not murder - Do not get angry.
Do not commit adultery - Do not lust.
An eye for an eye - forgive your enemies.
Love your friend - Love your enemy.

Impossible? As recipients of Grace and Kingdom subjects Jesus is always calling for us to grow up in Him.


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