Sunday, March 04, 2012

Daily Thought: A Mere Bowl of Soup

Jesus does not deny us personal fulfillment, but shows us the only true way to it.  In him we "find our life."  He would keep us from selling our birthright as creatures in God's image—a birthright of genuine goodness, sufficiency, and power for which we are fitted by nature—for a mere bowl of soup (Genesis 25:30-31): perhaps a little illicit sex, money, reputation, power, self-righteousness, and so forth—"the pleasures of sin for a season"—or for the mere promise or possibility of such.

Dallas Willard, Renovation of the Heart, NavPress (2002), p. 68

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