TLIC Daily. Day 225. August 13: Take every thought captive.

“To live is Christ” removes the need for this pride filled and fleshly thinking, this form of law, by making us perfectly righteous right now, while at the same time reminding us that we are also completely sinful right now. Therefore, the Christian life is not about the pride filled journey of getting better and better. It is about the never ending need for grace. Grace that will ultimately make you like Jesus.

TLIC Daily. Day 223. August 11: Godly grief…worldly grief.

“To live is Christ” does not mean that we won’t sin (obviously). But it does mean that when we sin, and when we are confronted, we have a chance to respond with godly grief. This is what the life of Christ in us will produce. Sadness unto life. True contrition. Sorrow over the sin itself, not just the consequences of the sin. Grief that results not in the loss of relationships but in the reconciliation of relationships.

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