Delight as Motivation

Posted: August 21, 2012 by doulos tou Theou in Christianity, Discipleship, Sanctification, The Christian Life

“One of the main motivations for obedience is the pleasure of God. If we, in a well-intentioned effort to celebrate the unimpeachable nature of our justification, make it sound as though God no longer concerns himself with our sins, we’ll put a choke on our full-throttle drive to holiness. God is our heavenly Father. He has adopted us by his grace. He will always love his true children. But if we are his true children we will also love to please him. It will be our delight to delight in him and know that he is delighting in us.” (74)

 

Kevin DeYoung,  The Hole in Our Holiness

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