Friday, January 10, 2014

People do not drift toward holiness. Apart from grace-driven effort, people do not gravitate toward godliness, prayer, obedience to Scripture, faith, and delight in the Lord.
We drift toward disobedience and call it freedom.
We drift toward superstition and call it faith.
We cherish the indiscipline of lost self-control and call it relaxation.
We slouch toward prayerlessness and delude ourselves into thinking we have escaped legalism
We slide toward godlessness and convince ourselves we have been liberated.
-D.A. Carson
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