Not an Economist, Comedian, Artist, Doctor or Politician…

Christians grow in the knowledge of God…

“For He has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son He loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.”  Col. 1:12-14

“If God had perceived that our greatest need was economic, He would have sent an economist. 

If He had perceived that our greatest need was entertainment, He would have sent us a comedian or an artist. 

If God had perceived that our greatest need was political stability, He would have sent us a politician. 

If he had perceived that our greatest need was health, He would have sent us a doctor. 

But He perceived that our greatest need involved our sin, our alienation from Him, our profound rebellion, our death, and He sent us a Savior. 

What Paul is saying is that to live a life worthy of Jesus Christ is to overflow with joyful thanksgiving in the light of salvation we have received at His hand.  If we have been transferred out of the dominion of darkness and into the kingdom of the Son beloved by God, our only appropriate response is joyful gratitude.”

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D.A. Carson, “A Call to Spiritual Reformation”

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