Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Faith Does Not Dwell In Our Brain

From The Hammer of God by Bo Giertz
Faith does not dwell in our brain or in our thoughts.  Faith is not a work which we accomplish; it is not something that we give to God.  Being made righteous by faith does not imply that faith is some kind of payment that will serve in place of our alms-giving and good works.  Is it not written that the kingdom of God belongs to those who are poor in spirit?  Faith is, then, a poverty of spirit, a hunger and thirst, a poor, empty heart opening toward God so that He can put His grace into it.  When God bestows His grace upon us, we are born anew and become partakers of the new life.

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