Reverse This Flow and Nobody Wins

We never offer up our good works to God for salvation, but extend them to our neighbors for their good.  As a result, everyone benefits,  God, who needs nothing from us, receives all the glory; our neighbors receive gifts that God wants to give them through us; and we benefit both from the gift of others and the joy that our own giving brings.  Reverse this flow, and nobody wins.  God is not glorified, neighbors are not served, and we live frustrated, anxious joyless lives awaiting the wrath of a holy God.

– Horton, Michael, Ordinary: Sustainable Faith in a Radical, Restless World; Zondervan; copyright 214; Kindle Edition; page 40-41

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