Quote of the Day #9

Posted: 07/28/2008 in Quote of the day
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“We have a constant tendency to stop remembering the cross, and to start depending on legalism and self-effort.” – C. J. Mahaney

(Living the Cross Centered Life, pg. 107)

Oh how easy it is to base our joy on our own efforts… Up and down we go depending on how good we are… We must cling to the cross, to the gospel… Only then will our joy be full.

J. C. MaHahne šŸ˜‰

  1. Tim says:

    Life starts at the cross and for some strange reason we want to go back to death…ie, legalism and self-effort… Both will only frustrate you. When we start relying on ourselves we are saying to God we can’t trust You to see us through to Your glorious kingdom. When Jesus said in those dying moment from the cross, “It is finished,” He meant everything necessary for us to be saved from God’s wrath against our sin was completed! With the work completed He then freely gave up His life so that we may have life… Abundant life and eternal life.
    So why go back to a system that can only bring frustration? Look to the cross, keep it ever before you as a reminder that Jesus did the necessary work there to save you and keep you.

  2. littleservant says:

    MaHahne huh? Cute!

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