Monday, March 19, 2012

Behavior Modification

I am reading J.D. Greear's book Gospel at the moment. In this book he encourages the church to embrace the gospel, not just for the act of salvation but also for the act of sanctification. 

I have been thinking a lot lately and even talked through this with the high school guys on Sunday morning. Behavior modification, apart from a heart change, is not pleasing in the eyes of God. God is not pleased when we give money if our heart is not in the right place. God is not pleased when we come to the church building if our mind is not set on Him. 

We need a change of heart in order to please God. We need to remind ourselves of the gospel each and every day.