09 June 2017

God's Word for 6/9/17 - No Shortcuts to Being

Don’t look for shortcuts to God. The market is flooded with surefire, easygoing formulas for a successful life that can be practiced in your spare time. Don’t fall for that stuff, even though crowds of people do. The way to life—to God!—is vigorous and requires total attention.

Matthew 7:13-14 MSG


Toirdhealbheach Beucail said...

One of the great strengths of Pilgrim's Progress is the portrayal of the effort required to live the Christian life. I might also commend to you The Heavenly Footman, also by Bunyan and about this very idea.

drjim said...

NOTHING truly worth having is easy.

And True Faith is something I for one believe is worth having.

Some come to it "easier" than others as it appears to us, but we never never know what "price" they truly paid.

Only He knows that price, and it's a negotiation between Him and whoever seeks it.

Rev. Paul said...

Thank you, TB. I'm familiar with Bunyan's works, and agree that they're quite good. :)

Jim, you've hit the nail squarely on the head, and it's a point I've made often. Thank you.