Expulsive Power of a New Affection

In order to really say not to the desires of temptation, we need to develop a stronger desire for God.  Lesser urges can only be expelled by stronger ones.  Puritan Thomas Chalmers called this the “expulsive power of a new affection.”  Our affections for idols are brought under control only when they are taken captive by a stronger, more enchanting affection.

– Greear, J.D.; Gospel: Recovering the Power that Made Christianity Revolutionary; B&H Publishing Group; Nashville, TN; Copyright 2011; Kindle Edition; page 98

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