"He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure." Psalm 40:2

The bar IS high

One book I’m reading currently is Joel Beeke’s Contagious Christian Living. (Which, incidentally, is one of the $5 deals right now at Reformation Heritage Books…if you don’t have it, I’d definitely recommend grabbing it!)

I just wanted to briefly share one powerful quote from the book ~

In speaking of the great submission to Christ and sacrifices which ought to be made on the part of those who He has so graciously saved, Beeke writes:

“You may say, ‘This all seems so impossible for me. You have set the bar far too high.’ The bar is high…too many of us today who profess Christ set the bar too low. We settle for mediocrity. We live far below our privileges as Christians. The worldly sprinter strives for excellence as he runs his race, but we Christians too often sit on the sidelines, seldom making anyone jealous of our Christian life and seldom witnessing to anyone of the joy of knowing Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. Shame on us for making the gospel so banal, so mediocre, so distasteful!”1

Wow, oh me, and Amen!

1Contagious Christian Living by Joel R. Beeke, p. 29

2 Responses to “The bar IS high”

    • Jenni

      Glory to God! Beeke’s book is actually a collection of some messages he preached. They’re really powerful!

      Thanks about the look – It’s fun to change things up a bit now and then. 🙂

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