Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Jones: belonging to a Person

Tuesday, March 16, 2021
    When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice.
    —John 10:4 (NIV)
    In conversion you are not attached primarily to an order, nor to an institution, nor a movement, nor a set of beliefs, nor a code of action—you are attached primarily to a Person, and secondarily to these other things... You are not called to get to heaven, to do good, or to be good—you are called to belong to Jesus Christ. The doing good, the being good, and the getting to heaven, are the by-products of that belonging. The center of conversion is the belonging of a person to a Person.
    ... E. Stanley Jones (1884-1973), Conversion, New York: Abingdon Press, 1959, p. 244 (see the book)
    See also John 10:4; 8:47; Rom. 6:11; 8:1-2; 1 Cor. 3:21-23
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, Your people belong only to You.
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