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Friday, February 10, 2012

Daily Thought: Our Appreciation for Salvation

What are you going to do with the four gospels, Acts of the Apostles, twenty-one epistles, and the Revelation, which contain hundreds of commands, or rules for Christian living?  What you're going to do with them is reckon with them.  Figure out what they're there for.  It becomes immediately obvious that they're not there to ignore, or to treat as good advice or godly ideals.  Of course, you're going to use them for their intended purpose: to translate Christians' appreciation for salvation into appropriate and loving responses to God and man.  For sure, they're not there to justify us, for the same reason we've said several times now: justification is by grace, not works.

William Pile, What the Bible Says about Grace, College Press (1990); p. 151

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