Because of Christ's work on your behalf, God does not dwell on your sin the way you do. So, relax and rejoice…and you'll actually start to get better. The irony, of course, is that it's only when we stop obsessing over our own need to be holy and focus instead on the beauty of Christ's holiness, that we actually become more holy!
In a blog post entitled "Reminders Are More Effective Than Rebukes" (compare w/ 2 Tim. 4:2), Presbyterian pastor Tullian Tchividjian tells Christians,
The irony, of course, is that the Bible never…
There's a difference between being simple and being simplistic. The Gospel is simple, but we must be careful not to make it simplistic. Here's A. W. Tozer:
The average Christian is like a kitten that has found a ball of yarn and has played with the yarn and romped until it is wrapped in a cocoon. The kitten cannot get itself out. It just lies there and whimpers. Somebody has to come unwind it. We have tried to be simple, but instead of being simple we have simplified—we have not become simple. We are sophisticated and overly complex.