“I believe [this] is the way most Christians live the Christian life. We act as if God’s grace only makes up what our good works lack. We believe God’s blessings are at least partially earned by our obedience and our spiritual disciplines.
We know we are saved by grace, but we think we must live by our spiritual ‘sweat.’
So who needs grace?
All of us, the saint as well as the sinner. The most conscientious, dutiful, hardworking Christian needs God’s grace as much as the most dissolute, hard-living sinner. All of us need the same grace.
The sinner does not need more grace than the saint, nor does the immature and undisciplined believer need more than the godly, zealous missionary.
We all need the same amount of grace because the ‘currency’ of our good works is debased and worthless before God.”
– Jerry Bridges
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Every day in October I’m sharing a short quote on grace from a favorite book.
- Grace is like a roller coaster
- Grace always stoops