Sunday, March 14, 2021

Newbigin: forget self

Sunday, March 14, 2021
    Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed. As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.”
    —1 Peter 1:13-16 (NIV)
    To make the improving of our own character our central aim is hardly the highest kind of goodness. True goodness forgets itself and goes out to do the right thing for no other reason than that it is right.
    ... Lesslie Newbigin (1909-1998), Christian Freedom in the Modern World, London: SCM Press, 1937, p. 27 (see the book)
    See also 1 Pet. 1:13-16; Lev. 19:2; Hos. 6:6; Rom. 12:20; Eph. 4:15-16; Heb. 12:14; 1 John 3:16-18
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, cure my unbelief, that I may forget self and love righteousness.
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