12 septembra, 2009

Reason #36

Christ Suffered and Died...
To Create a People Passionate for Good Works

When God’s forgiveness and acceptance have freed us from fear and pride and greed, we are filled with a zeal to love others the way we have been loved. We risk our possessions and our lives since we are secure in Christ. When we love others like this, our behavior is contrary to human self-enhancement and self-preservation. Attention is thus drawn to our life-transforming Treasure and Security, namely, God.

(John Piper; Fifty Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die)

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