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Emotional Justification

May 5, 2010

Dane Ortlund has written a fantastic piece on the importance of the doctrine of justification by grace through faith not only for our moral condition but for our emotional condition.  He states, “We embrace God’s free forgiveness of sins yet go on funneling our affections and emotions into our old felt securities—what the Bible calls idols. We rest assured of our ultimate destiny; but the internal frenetic scurrying continues in the meantime. The old lifelines lined up in the heart continue to function as psychological nicotine when life’s pressures rise.”

Read the whole thing here.

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