Other Saviors

Picking up on my daughter’s post yesterday, Jesus holds the center of our lives.  Therefore, we must not try to substitute other Saviors.  Tim Keller observes this:

“If we are deeply moved by the sight of his love for us, it detaches our hearts from other would-be saviors. We stop trying to redeem ourselves through our pursuits and relationships, because we are already redeemed. We stop trying to make others into saviors, because we have a Savior.”

– Timothy Keller, Counterfeit Gods (New York, NY: Penguin Group, 2009), 45.

(HT: Of First Importance)

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