Respectable sin?

13 08 2009

I know you’re dying to know how I’m getting on with my Respectable Sins.  Well, I’m still only half way through the book.  That’s not because I’m a slow reader, but because I’m having to read and re-read lots of it to get it into my head.

One bit I keep coming back to is in chapter 7, Ungodliness.

Jerry Bridges quotes Romans 1 v 18, “The wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness.”  He notes that  Paul distinguishes ungodliness from unrighteousness.  Ungodliness describes an attitude toward  God, while unrighteousness refers to sinful actions in thought, word, or deed.  He goes on to say that it is ungodliness that ultimately gives life to our more visible sins.

Hard to argue.  The heart of the matter is usually the matter of the heart.

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