Everything must revolve around Him

Posted: February 5, 2013 by doulos tou Theou in Christianity, Discipleship, The Christian Life, Uncategorized

Analogy from a blog post by Doug Wilson

read it all here

 

The distinction between a virtuous man and a corrupted man is therefore not a matter of one not desiring things and the other one wanting them desperately. The distinction between holiness and unholiness is found in what is desired, not whether something is desired. So a “God-centered” approach does not consist of us going numb. Quite the reverse actually — the idols make you numb.

Too many professed believers want to believe in Jesus the same way an astronomer discovers a new planet. They want their own ego, their own standards, their own baal grove in their heart, to remain the center, and they now want “Jesus” to begin revolving around all of that. The previous planets were job, career, relationships, etc. and now Jesus. But real conversion is more like a Copernican revolution. Jesus is now the center. Everything must revolve around Him. I and all my concerns must be centered on Him, and on His glory.

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