Came across this blog today, Of First Importance. It has a different quote every day to remind its readers of the importance of the gospel. Yes please!
Here is the quote from yesterday. I love it! I just got to spend some time with my mom this morning talking about this very thing — how much we try to atone for our own sins when God has already provided full atonement and divine righteousness in Christ. That’s good news, people.
“Saving belief is not mere mental assent, but a believing in – a living in – the knowledge of that news. It is a leaning on, a relying on. We must come to grips with the fact that we are unable to satisfy God’s demands on us, no matter how morally we try to live. We don’t want to end up trusting a little in ourselves and a little in God; we want to realize that we are to rely on God fully, to trust in Christ alone for our salvation.”
-Mark Dever, The Gospel and Personal Evangelism (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 2007), 41.