In this article, I think more than anything else, lies the truth behind our perpetual dissatisfaction and constant chasing of the elusive.
Finally, this teaching of Jesus reveals how vulnerable is purely negative repentance, turning from sin without turning to God, getting free of bad habits without getting bound to newness of life in Christ. Any moral reform that creates a mere vacuum will be filled by evils worse than before. Our only safety is to be filled with the Holy Spirit. Escape from evil is not found in neutrality, not even in well-manicured neutrality; our only safety lies in welcoming and revering and rejoicing in the kingdom of God coming upon us in divine power
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