If your life is hidden with Christ in God…
“The perfect sacrifice of the completely righteous Lamb fully satisfied the holy requirements of God and left you righteous and without penalty in His sight.
So you never have to worry that you will be so bad that God will reject you.
You never have to hide your sin.
You never have to do things to win God’s favor.
You never have to cover in shame.
You never have to rationalize, excuse, defend, or shift the blame.
You never have to pretend that you are better than you are.
You never have to present arguments for your righteousness.
You never have to fear being known or exposed.
You never have to compare the size of your sin to the size of another’s.
You never have to wonder if God’s going to get exhausted with how often you mess up.
All of these are acts of Gospel irrationality because you have been completely forgiven.”
-Paul David Tripp, New Morning Mercies