07 February 2011

faith/sight and grace/earning

David's been really enjoying Hearing God by Dallas Willard. Last night he read me this,
Faith is not opposed to knowledge; it is opposed to sight. And grace is not opposed to effort; it is opposed to earning. Commitment is not sustained by confusion but by insight.
It's so easy to think that faith is a blind leap. But it can't be blindness; Jesus came to heal the blind. He came to give understanding, insight, wisdom. And he also came that we might live trusting him. Wow!

Ahh...that this understanding would seep out in my faith, in my acceptance of grace and in my wholehearted effort.

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