Living from God

For in its actual specific message the Bible does not deal with the God who demands and the man who acts, like every other sacred book; but it speaks of the God who acts and the man who receives the Divine gift. This is the great inversion of existence. Previously, life, even at its best, is always a life directed towards God; now, henceforth life is lived from God as its center. In this new possiblity of life the old life is seen to be perverted, and it becomes manifest that the attempt to attain God by our own efforts rather than to base all of our life on God, legalism, is the root of sin.

–Emil Brunner

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