Monday, November 19, 2012

6 Signs You Identify More as an Instrument of Grace Instead of a Recipient of Grace

I am almost finished reading Paul Tripp’s book Dangerous Calling. I need to review this book within the next couple of days. But I also need to let this one soak for a little while. In the meantime I want to share with you a helpful section.

In his chapter on “Always Preparing” Tripp notes that “there is no grace that we offer to others that we don’t at once need ourselves”. He then gives a few signs that “indicate your work as an instrument of grace has caused you to forget or deny your identity as a recipient of that same grace.” Here are six:

  1. The Bible has ceased being a mirror
  2. Worship morphs from private quest to public duty
  3. Christianity becomes a system rather than a relationship
  4. Your desire to master content is not coupled with craving
  5. You have more concern for the sin of others than for your own
  6. The pride of knowing replaces the humility of being known

This book has proven both convicting and deeply helpful. I would recommend it to any person in ministry.

Get it today.

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