Not a sword but nails

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Jesus did not come with a sword
in his hands; he came
with nails in his hands.
He did not come to bring judgment;
he came to bear judgment.

–Tim Keller

Impossible to nail down


We can never nail him down,
not even if the nails we use
are real ones and the thing
we nail him to is a cross.

–Frederick Buechner
The Magnificent Defeat

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Hang on to the nails

The German reformer, Martin Luther, said we all carry in our pockets the nails that crucified Christ. Check your pockets and be reminded they are there. Legalism or spiritual to-do lists generate very little motivation, but nails work real well. Hang on to the nails.

Published in: on 12/10/2011 at 8:22  Leave a Comment  
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