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affection and approval

Dale Cresap's picture

You know that I love you. You know that I called you while you were yet a sinner, and reached out to you while you ran from me. I love you the way you are. Yet I want you to change. If you see a contradiction here it shows that you don’t understand the difference between affection and approval. I do not love you because you are righteous, but because I love you I made it possible for me to impute righteousness to you. My redemptive work in your life begins with your salvation, but it continues with your transformation into my likeness. If I loved you while you were far from me, I will continue to love you while my image develops in you.

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Anonymous's picture

Thanks Dale!!

I read your blog every morning and take great inspiration from each one. Thank you!
This particular one is so humbling and so wonderful to read.
Keith Bird
Toronto, ON