Daily Encouragement: Day 335

Adapted from Handbook to Spiritual Growth


Scripture teaches that our meaning is not found in a quest for self, but in a calling to know God. Any dead fish can float downstream—to swim against the current of our times, we must be spiritually alive.

As the New Testament portrays it, real life in Christ is countercultural. The world defines who we are by what we do, but the Word centers on who we are in Christ and tells us to express that new identity in what we do. Being and doing are clearly interrelated, but the biblical order is critical: what we do should flow out of who we are, not the other way around.

In Christ we have a secure and stable basis for worth and dignity, because these are founded on what God Himself has done for us and in us.

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