Randy Newman saved me the trouble of writing this:
For believers, the word doesn’t go deep enough to move us forward in sanctification. God describes our sin many ways—almost all of which are far worse than “broken.” We’re rebellious, idolatrous, lost, enslaved, disobedient, adulterous, and—in case the point wasn’t pressed far enough—dead. If we see our sin as mere brokenness, our repentance and abhorrence at sin won’t push us in the opposite direction hard enough. And our appreciation of the cross as the only cure will be replaced with self-effort and legalism.
Also Worth Reading
Commentary: Bell, Hell and What We Did Well
Grace: How God Changed Thomas Hurst
Sad, But True: Yeah! I’m Gonna Get Stuff Done Today!!
Ministry: Are we really loving our pastors well?
Life: Our Flimsy Faith
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