Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Gathering in Christ

Psalm 86:15
Both the singers and the players on instruments say, “All my springs are in you.”

The life God plants in us develops its own virtues, not the virtues of Adam but of Jesus Christ. Watch how God will wither up your confidence in natural virtues after sanctification, and in any power you have, until you learn to draw your life from the reservoir of the resurrection life of Jesus…. It is the saddest thing to see people in the service of God depending on that which the grace of God never gave them, depending on what they have by the accident of heredity… But as we bring every bit of our bodily life into harmony with the New Life which God has put in us, He will exhibit in us the virtues that were characteristic of the Lord Jesus.

Excerpts from Oswald Chambers
Daily Devotional Bible, Reading 203 (7/22)
From My Utmost for His Highest

This photograph is by Eric Jonas Swensson, whose work can be seen on the Facebook page called Sound Shore Media.

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