I am currently reading The Divine Conspiracy: Rediscovering Our Hidden Life In God by Dallas Willard. I wish I had read it a few years ago when I spent several months internalizing the Sermon On the Mount. Willard does as good a job as I have ever seen unpacking, explaining, and applying Jesus’ message.
Ever since reading the quote below I haven’t been able to get it out of my mind.
No commentary today. Just read, pray, and ponder.
[Jesus] knew that we cannot keep the law by trying to keep the law. To succeed in keeping the law we must aim at something other and something more. One must aim to become the kind of person from whom the deeds of the law naturally flow. The apple tree naturally and easily produces apples because of its inner nature. This is the most crucial thing to remember if we would understand Jesus’ picture of the kingdom heart given in the Sermon on the Mount.
Thoughts? Reactions? Applications?
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