Monday, January 25, 2010


The following was a comment made by Mark [AKA Bluecollar] on the previous post that clearly explains the attitude and motivation of Christians:

Christ-likeness... Something that will never be attained this side of the grave, but is sought after by ALL regenerate folk due to their new nature. When we see Him we shall be like Him, yes; however this side of the grave our flesh gets in the way, yet it is still a prize to stretch yourself for, like a sprinter stretching for the finish line. Like what marks the grave of a certain mountain climber, "He died climbing". That will be said of ALL regenerate persons because their new nature longs for Christ-likeness... They all die while climbing towards Christ-likeness.


jazzycat said...

I really like this and thought it should be posted.

mark pierson said...

As the story goes about that mountain climber: he died without ever making it to the top. He died climbing. However the Christian's hope is found in 1 John 3:2 - our eyes being on what lies in front of us. It is ALL the work of God, right from the desire for Christ-likeness, right on through the work of the Spirit in our lives as He leads and enables us in the path of progressive sanctification; right on to taking us to Glory, where we see Him face to face.