"ahh yes a 2007 Pinot from…Napa Valley I believe? A very good year"
Timothy Keller (via strength-dignity)
I’m curious about the context of this quotation. I’ve seen it a couple times today and I’m wondering if it was to assure people they can’t lose their salvation. If that is the context, I think it could lead to a false sense of security. We cannot earn the grace that saves us, but we do have to participate in it. You can’t un-earn what you never earned in the first place, but you can fail to make use of the grace that’s been given to you.
Interestingly enough, I saw this quotation today posted by another friend which I think is relevant and more useful:
"Grace is not opposed to effort, it is opposed to earning." - Dallas Willard
To be ultimately salved we must strive to participate and make use of the grace that God is giving to us. Salvation involves a lot of working and doing and effort, but that’s not the same thing as saying we earn it and I think that’s an important distinction.(via desertmanian)
to be extremely pathetic.EDIT: This was somehow in my inbox? Whoever you are…please feel free to explain.
I’m spending $75 to check another bag because I’m too lazy to try to find a place to stick my duffel bag on the plane on Thursday.