Idols Beat Us Up; God Loves

June 28, 2014

“When we go to the cross, we see our God dying for us. If you let any other god down, it will beat you up. If you live for people’s approval or your career or possessions or control or anything else and you don’t make it or you mess up, then you’ll be left feeling afraid, downcast, or bitter. But when you let Christ down, he still loves you. He doesn’t beat you up; he died for you.

Let his love win your love, and let that love replace all other affections. The secret of change is to renew your love for Christ as you see him crucified in your place.”

— Tim Chester


One Response to “Idols Beat Us Up; God Loves”

  1. phfs9 Says:

    As bad as life gets at times, the worst physical/emotional pain I may be burdened with in life, nothing I experience in life can ever measure up in any way to what Jesus went through at the hands of men on this earth. My idol is Jesus. I do have 2 other idols though – my Father in Heaven and the Holy Spirit. All Jesus experienced and endured was for me. There is no thing or person on this earth that can ever measure up to that!

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