“You cannot be right with God and be habitually trashing those who are made in his image.”
Generosity is a fruit of regenerated hearts. It is the evidence of a person conforming into the image of our Savior, who gave his very life for us.
Someday, Jesus would go to another garden, a place called Gethsemane, and He would obey where Adam failed. He would redeem us from the curse, by becoming a curse for us.
Rather than letting sin destroy His creation, God would send a Messiah to reverse the curse.
“There are no exemptions, no asterisks, placed against the truth that man is made in God’s image and that this is where we derive our value.”
It’s almost Christmas which means… time to shop for BOOKS!
God cannot be tamed. He is a God of mercy and a God of justice. He is beautiful and dangerous. He should be loved as Father and revered as King, feared as Judge and treasured as Savior.
Perhaps this pandemic is revealing something about us. Perhaps our Christianity has become too preoccupied with the American idols of convenience and safety.
For the sake of the Church’s unity, faithfulness, and witness, this is an important book to read.
Our hearts may be an open book, but our credit-card histories are not.