Resolved, if I should ever fall down or fail to keep one of these resolutions, that I would ask for God’s grace to get back up and press on, knowing fully that His grace is in no way contingent upon my performance.
A Tall, Dangerous Order
When I started out on these 21 resolutions, I knew it would be a heavy undertaking. It certainly was. I learned a lot, however, and hope that the readers of this blog were able to pick up something useful here and there. At the end of the day, this series has become a manifesto of sorts.
Manifestos can be dangerous, however. The Pharisees had a manifesto. They called it the Talmud and treated it like God’s Word. In doing so, they laid an impossible burden on themselves and their followers. That said, here’s a list of things to remember as we walk…
- God’s Word is our final authority, not some guy’s list of resolutions.
- God’s love for us is freely given. It’s got nothing to do with performance.
- Failure to satisfy one of the resolutions is an inevitable step in the process.
- Spiritual growth is about the journey, not the destination.
- God will continue to work on us, in spite of us.
Question: Which of these resolutions resonated with you the most?