The Root of the Problem

19 Jun

Before I understood that Christ is my life, my whole lifestyle was characterized by an obsession with right and wrong. Yet, if one is not abiding in Christ, every action is wrong. To abide in Him is to walk in faith; to fail to abide in Christ is to walk after the flesh. Anytime we do things on our own, it is sin, regardless of how our actions may appear… sin is not the root of the problem, but the symptom. The real issue is that we are living out of our own sufficiency, independently of Christ… Even good behavior that isn’t an expression of Christ within us is a sin. (Rms 8:8)

Steve McVey

Grace Walk, Harvest House 1995, 108

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