“Legalism is a state of the heart and not your hands. It’s about self-righteousness versus Christ-righteousness. One has it going on with the Lord; the other is basically in love with his own reflection.
Striving is okay. Putting effort into opening your Bible does not automatically equate to dismissing Jesus at the door. If you’re the kind of person who needs a scheduled prayer time in the morning, that doesn’t mean you’re defying the grace of God. He is not offended that you’re using some of your willpower. He’s also cool with you reading your Bible while you eat, on the way to work, or even in your — gasp! — least awake part of the day.
God is not put off by any of that. Because ultimately the power to chase after God comes from God Himself.”
— from this post
4 thoughts on “Quote: Striving”
Wow, interesting 🙂
God places the desire to know Him better, in our hearts. It is up to us to respond to that call. He tells us we will” find Him when we seek Him with all our hearts”He also says “he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” Great combination of God’s grace to save us and our response to that grace to grow in Him!
Yes! I like how Jerry Bridges calls it “Dependent Responsibility.”
That’s a great way to put it!