D.A. Carson on God’s Interests

Scrolling around Matt and Gayle’s place, this jumped off the page. 

Here is a very convicting and challenging quote that I came across today from New Testament scholar D.A. Carson. Take a few moments to read this and then ask God to help you to live it.

“God is more interested in our holiness than in our comfort. He more greatly delights in the integrity and purity of his church than in the material well-being of its members. He shows himself more clearly to men and women who enjoy him and obey him than to men and women whose horizons revolve around good jobs, nice houses, and reasonable health. He is far more committed to building a corporate “temple’ in which his Spirit dwells than he is in preserving our reputations. He is more vitally disposed to display his grace than to flatter our intelligence. He is more concerned for justice than for our ease. He is more deeply committed to stretching our faith than our popularity. He prefers that his people live in disciplined gratitude and holy joy rather than in pushy self-reliance and glitzy happiness. He wants us to pursue daily death, not self-fulfillment, for the latter leads to death, while the former leads to life.”

Posted by Matt Boyd at All Senegal for Christ
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Seeking the rest that is only promised and found in Christ Jesus, along with my treasured wife of more than twenty-five years, we seek to grow in our relationship with our Heavenly Father, walk with the Holy Spirit as He moves our hearts, loving others always as Jesus loves us, and carry the news of His glory, the wonderful gospel, that gives light and life where there once was only darkness.
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3 Responses to D.A. Carson on God’s Interests

  1. Freedomborn says:

    Hank I don’t see Christians having a home and a job a problem, God does provide, what I see is a concern is when others criticise them for doing so. I don’t know if D.A. Carson gives sacrificially to others do you ? God knows so I think that is what matters don’t you ? what matters to me and other Christians is that D.A. Carson speaks God’s Truth and you confirmed he did as the Scriptures do too, so then let’s move on in Love instead of focusing on Media propaganda.

    Christian Love Anne

  2. Hank says:

    I really like Carson and agree with much of what he says here. But have you ever noticed that nowadays the big guys that say these types of things are the very ones with the nice houses and good paying jobs? LOL, not that there is anything wrong with that at all…..but you see what I’m saying. 🙂

  3. Freedomborn says:

    Thank you Mike I will also take a walk around Matt and Gayle’s place and the Scriptures do confirm what D.A. Carson shared and although I’m still learning just how wonderful our freedom in Jesus Christ is, the Truth when fully understood that we no longer continue to sin in Christ Jesus is an awesome and life giving gift from our God of Love.

    Christian Love Anne.

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