This post is part of 31 Days of Everyday Grace series. You can see all the posts here.
Yesterday I shared a quote from the book The Discipline of Grace: God’s Role and Our Role in the Pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges. The entire book talks about God’s role and our role in the pursuit of holiness.
The pursuit of holiness, the journey of becoming more like Jesus, takes work, hard work. Our part in becoming more like Jesus takes discipline and that’s where so many go wrong. So many work so hard at being good that they fall into the trap of legalism. Then others of us take for granted the grace of God and fail to pursue holiness altogether.
I’ve been on both sides of the stick … all in the same day. The pursuit of holiness and becoming more like Jesus is a lifelong journey – one I’m still figuring out. I found Mr. Bridges book, The Discipline of Grace: God’s Role and Our Role in the Pursuit of Holiness, to be incredibly helpful in defining my role and God’s role in my walk with Him. If you’ve ever struggled with legalism verses imposing on God’s grace, then this book will help you learn to lean hard into Jesus and the grace made available to you while passionately pursuing a life of holiness.
I am taking these 31 days to re-read this informative and inspiring book. In my pursuit of understanding everyday grace, I have found this book invaluable.
What books have you read on grace that you would recommend?
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