October 27, 2013

Grace — Still Amazing

Passage: Joel 2:23-32,2 Timothy 4:6-8,2 Timothy 4:16-18,Luke 18:9-14

It is absolutely shocking that God would justify the likes of a dishonest tax collector simply on the basis of his anguished plea. It is, likewise, shocking that a pious Pharisee would find that all his good works do not make any difference in his standing before God. Grace is like that—at the same time both surprising and challenging. Makes you stop and think. How might I go home justified today?