“That’s when he knew he LOVED it …he had re-arranged his schedule for a crumb’s worth, he had allowed it to violently disrupt his life, he had forsaken other precious preferences to have more of it, he fought like hell to make sure he never lost sight of it.”
Gotta have it or I’ll die!
Desperate Dependent Craving.
Aggressive Exertion Eagerly Waiting.
*If not violent for heaven – – – > It is like a death row inmate who is eager to receive his dying dinner but he neglects his pardon.
The violence a Christian for the joy guaranteed!
Guardians of the Galaxy are examples of violent striving.
Strive to enter His rest.
R U as industrious to settle your souls in the salvation secured for you by Christ …as aggressive and violent and perseverant and rigorous as you have been to damn your soul?
We are out of breath with sin, but not out of love with sin.
So drunk with the cares of the world that you don’t have time to do violence to the kingdom?
The main business of life is feeding the soul on Christ.
The oil of joy is for mourners [Isa. 63].
While we work we will, and we must, weep.
#TalkInnocent- – – >PlanetFitness-YokeOfJesus[1stFeelsHeavy…ButEventuallyEasy].
To see the Law by Christ fulfilled,
To hear His pardoning voice,
Changes a slave into a child
And duty into choice.
1. No strength of nature can suffice
To serve the Lord aright
And what she has, she misapplies,
For want of clearer light.
2. How long beneath the Law I lay
In bondage and distress
I toiled the precept to obey,
But toiled without success.
3. Then to abstain from outward sin
Was more than I could do
Now if I feel its power within
I feel I hate it too.
4. Then all my servile works were done,
A righteousness to raise
Now, freely chosen in the Son,
I freely choose His ways.
“Here comes Mr. Archer and his servile assistant, Bradley.”
obsequious, sycophantic, deferential, subservient, fawning, ingratiating, unctuous, groveling, toadyish, slavish, humble, self-abasing; informal slimy, bootlicking, smarmy, sucky. ANTONYMS assertive.
Life is reduced to love constraining to obedience.
…U completely surrender yourself to the pursuit and war for what you MOST LOVE.
God brings us into His house [adoption], but do we want to be there?
Abraham’s TRUST [Gen22] #HolyViolence
Wallow in guilt …knowingFullWellJesusPaidItAll!?!?
God forbid that I should BOAST – except in the Lamb Who was Slain!
Assignment – Preach the Gospel to yourself & to one another. 15.5
Paul is ALWAYS preaching the Gospel to himself. Paul hears himself say the Word “Cross” or “Christ” or “Jesus” and HE EXPLODES INTO DOXOLOGY …HIS OBSESSION WITH XS […it’s like he’s just heard musik out of nowhere, and he can’t help but to BURST into dancing!].
Performance Oriented, Perfectionistic, Faith=Try’nHarder, Critical.
“It’s my duty to control my destiny.” – Attitude of an Orphan
Evangelism MUST challenge the LIE: “it’s my duty to ctrl my destiny.”
Evangelism MUST challenge the LIE: “i’m basically good.”
Evangelism MUST challenge: “I used to be bad like you.”
IV, VI, XXIX
***I have a righteousness not my own.
HAVING a passive righteousness – having a righteousness that comes by faith.
I WANT TO KNOW CHRIST!