So often we approach God as though we’ve got something great to give him. Rarely do we realize our limitations and our need for him:
‘God does not want us to be strong. God wants to be our strength.
‘Perhaps a better way to say it is this: God wants us to be really strong, which is different from the way we might typically desire to be strong. We often want to be strong in a way that reflects well on us. God wants us to be strong in a way that reflects well on him. In a fallen world, these two wants are often at odds.’
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Ân điển, chứ không phải những quy tắc / Grace not rules;
Earning vs effort: grace, justification, and sanctification; Ray Ortlund; Jerry Bridges; Scotty Smith)