Inspired by . . . always near the cross: love
Since writing this post about a week ago, I’ve been pondering what it takes to live always near the cross. There are seven things that I think will keep us there. You’ll notice that “perfectionism” isn’t one of them.
Continue to teach me that Christ’s righteousness
satisfies justice and evidences thy love;
I think about the great love that held Him there, and realize that it must be out of love that I come, for this place near the cross is not an easy, comfortable place to be.
It is a place of justice and sacrifice. A place of righteousness. Lingering there demands that I face all three.
Not only in respect to how God exercised them in my favor, but in respect to how my identity in Christ demands I exercise them to others.
The LORD has told us what is good.
What He requires of us is this: to do what is just,
to show constant love,
and to live in humble fellowship with our God.
(Mic 6:8 GNB)
Note: Thank you to everyone who is praying for my dad. He is still recovering from a stroke he had earlier this month. We’re facing some difficult decisions regarding his care. God is faithful. I’m getting around to visit as many of you as I can, and follow up on your encouraging comments. I appreciate every one. Thank you.
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