Friday, March 02, 2007

CQOD: 03/03/07 -- Gossip: becoming a Christian

Christian Quotation of the Day

March 3, 2007
    But that is not the way you learned Christ!-- assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus, to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.
    -- Ephesians 4:20-24 (ESV)

    If Christ and His work and His sacrifice do not result in Christlikeness in you and me, then for us it is quite valueless, and has entirely failed; and, insofar as you and I are concerned, Christ was thrown away in vain. How, then, is it with you and me? Be very sure that upon Calvary it was no strange, immoral favoritism that came into operation, whereby—because of some beliefs that remain mere dead letters, that produce no change whatever in their characters—some people living the same kind of life as others and following the same selfish ends and interests as they, are given a destiny entirely different. That is the vainest of vain dreams. Rather is this the supreme revelation of a new way of living life; and only those who—blunderingly, it may be, but yet honestly—seek to adopt and imitate it can be counted really Christian folk.
    ... A. J. Gossip (1873-1954), The Galilean Accent [1926]

Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, grant me a life that imitates Yours.

See Believer's Desktop Companion 2007

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