Destinations

July 1, 2011

There are a number of new free Kindle books today. Most of them don’t look very compelling. I did, however, jump on this one. It looks like it will be worth my time.

Most of you know I’m not terribly fond of country music. In this article the author wonders why country music seems to have a positive reputation while hip-hop doesn’t. He writes: “Do we feel better about listening to white country guys with mullets in pick-ups talking about these things than urban, African-American guys in tats and tricked out rides?” My thoughts exactly.

We as believers should now have no hesitation when entering the holy of holies. What awesome truth this is. (HT: Ray Ortlund)

Why don’t we grow as we should in our Christian walk. Here’s Elyse Fitzpatrick’s view (“amen” to what she writes):

One reason we don’t grow in ordinary, grateful obedience as we should is that we’ve got amnesia; we’ve forgotten that we are cleansed from our sins. In other words, ongoing failure in our growth is the direct result of failing to remember God’s love for us in the gospel. If we fail to remember our justification, redemption, and reconciliation, we’ll struggle in our sanctification. In other words, remembering, revisiting, and rediscovering the reality of our justification every day is the hard work we’re called to do if we’re going to grow.

Here’s truth we as believers need to digest:

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