Monday, March 2 Lent Devotional

Jesus does not quash ambition; he elevates it. The Christian is to be ambitious, passionate, acquisitive, enterprising—
for the Father’s approval, for the “well done” of God’s Final Judgment.
Thus Jesus’ ethic is not so much ascetic as it is athletic.
 Bruner, Frederick Dale. Matthew: A Commentary: The Christbook, Matthew 1–12.

Published by Todd Nelson

I'm one of the pastors at First United Methodist Church in Lexington, Kentucky where I've served for the past thirteen years. The sub-title of this blog is "Grace is no accident" which happens to be the defining reality of my life. God's grace (gift) is the reason we have breath in our lungs and hope in our hearts.

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