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I was reading a portion of Michael Horton’s book,¬†Gospel-Driven Life, The: Being Good News People in a Bad News World, the other day.

A portion jumped out at me and I felt it was worth sharing. Listen to Horton describe the gift of grace.

“God does not simply create the gift and offer it to us, if we will only climb the stairway to heaven to get it; he brings it down to us, uncurls our ungrateful fingers, and places it in our hands. In our naive works righteousness, we will always look for methods of pulling God down out of heaven or for bringing Christ up from the dead. The hardest thing in the world for us even as believers in Christ is to sit down and receive something.”


A few paragraphs later he compare this amazing gift to receiving an inheritance as a part of someone’s last will and testament.