His Love Meets Resistance from Law-Addled Hearts

The message of God’s one-way love for sinners naturally meets resistance from law-addled hearts.  It produces objections in those who are wired for earning and deserving, which is all of us.  Sometimes these objections are rationalized forms of emotional offense that we looked at in the last chapter.  When our sense of pride is attacked, it defends.  Sometimes these objections are projections of fear about what might happen if people actually believed this message.  Sometimes the objections to grace are simply honest rejoinders to a word that can be very hard to swallow.

– Tchividian, Tullian; One Way Love: Inexhaustible Grace for an Exhausted World; David Cook Publishers; copyright 2013; Kindle Edition; Location 2108

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