Death always leaves you longing for just one more something.
As we see God in light of the law, we perceive more of our sin. But we also see more grace covering our sin.
Jesus never performed a miracle someone didn’t need that very moment; but he also never performed a miracle for someone that didn’t have a greater need.
If we are to be with the holy, pure God, we cannot waltz into his presence as we are.
When we know Christ, we get wisdom—and anyone willing to repent of their sin and trust Christ can get in on this.
We think comparison makes us winners. But in God’s eyes, it proves we’re losers because it proves we’re self-justifiers, unwilling to trust his justification by Christ.
As it always is with God, we get more than we deserve.
If you throw yourself upon God, no matter how far the fall or how great the impact, he will always catch you in the arms of Jesus.
Without neglecting the work of Christ in his earthly life, on the cross, and in the resurrection, Ortlund shows the value of the heavenly intercession of Jesus for us right now.
When your sin puts you in the depths of despair, and you have no way out on your own, there is a God above who rules and reigns and forgives and saves.