The Wandering Desert Monk

The Wandering Desert Monk

Saturday, August 10, 2013

What is a new life?


Human nature is so puzzling sometimes. People receive all kinds of blessings and then they sabotage their lives. Followers of Jesus talk about how they have been given the great gift of divine forgiveness. The same followers also talk about how God has taken care of them. The prophet Isaiah noted the same phenomena:

“In his (God’s) love and mercy he redeemed them; he lifted them up and carried them all the days of old.
Yet they rebelled and grieved his Holy Spirit.” (Isaiah 63:9-10)

Why do we bite the hand that feeds us? Apparently, the goodness of God does not guarantee that those who experience his forgiveness are transformed. Transformation is not a one-time experience; transformation is a moment-by-moment commitment to walk in the love and mercy of God. – Ron Friesen

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