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    The Hole in our Holiness by Kevin DeYoung

    Part 2 pg. 84-85

    Second, the gospel aids our pursuit of holiness by telling us the truth about who we are. Certain sins become more difficult when we understand our new position in Christ. If we are heirs to the whole world, why should we envy? If we are Gods treasured possession, why be jealous? If God is our Father, why be afraid? If we are dead to sin, why live in it? If we’ve been raised with Christ, why continue in our old sinful ways? If we are seated in the heavenly places, why act like the devil of hell? If we are loved with an everlasting love, why are we trying to prove our worth to the world? If Christ is all in all, why am I so preoccupied with myself?

    The last paragraph is what Martyn Lloyd-Jones called talking to yourself instead of listening to yourself. It easy to become convinced that we can never change or that God is ready to kick us to the curb after we’ve screwed up in the same way for the millionth time. But don't listen to yourself; preach to yourself. Go back to the gospel. Remember that there is therefore now no condemnation for those are in Christ Jesus. Remember that he Sprit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you. Remember that you are a child of God, and if a child then an heir. Remember that nothing can separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. God gives more grace. Draw near to him, recognize who you are in him, and keep on working to cleanse your hands and purify your heats.

    Posted by Marco on August 11, 2014 03:22 PM

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