Gospel Motivation and Real Change

“All change comes from deepening your understanding of the salvation of Christ and living out of the changes that understanding creates in your heart. Faith in the gospel re-structures our motivations, our self-understanding, our identity, and our view of the world. Behavioral compliance to rules without heart-change will be superficial and fleeting.”

– Timothy Keller, The Prodigal God (new York, NY: Dutton, 2008), 121.

(HT: Of First Importance)

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One thought on “Gospel Motivation and Real Change”

  1. Hi Craig,
    I am reading the Fellowship of the Ring right now! Anyway, I think this quote is very true. I keep going back to things in the Gospel that change my thinking in so many areas.
    Margaret

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