Over the past several years my perspective on pursuing holiness has been transformed by some of the ideas I talked about Sunday. The reality is that godly living is God's design for His people.  If it's God's design then it is best.  It is not only best but it is beautiful and delightful and satisfying.  There is no better way to live than what God has laid out for us.

Sin is a cheap alternative, a cunning deception.  It never really leads to satisfaction and joy.  It leads to the very opposite.  Think back on your life and I think you can probably confirm this from your own experience.

We are people who need to remember these truths and walk by faith in what our Creator God has laid out for us in His word.

“The secret of gospel change is being convinced that Jesus is the good life and the fountain of all joy. Any alternative we might choose would be the letdown.”

- Tim Chester, You Can Change (Wheaton, Ill.; Crossway, 2010), 15.

(HT: Of First Importance)