Prodigal Sons.

“The story of Jesus tells us that our root problem is not just failing in our obediance to God [not being good enough...] but in RELYING  on our obedience [being really, really good] to save us. Therefore, the gospel is a ‘third way’–  neither religion NOR irreligion. The religious person may say, “I am doing the right things that God commands” and the irreligious person may say, “I decide what is right and wrong for myself.” But both ways reject Jesus as Savior [though they may revere Him as ‘Example’ or ‘Helper’]. Both ways are strategies for self-salvation–  both actually keep control of their own lives.”  
-Tim Keller, The Prodigal God
 Rembrandt, The Return of the Prodigal Son

1 comment:

Caroline said...

i just started reading this book!! love this true true true reminder, e.