Wednesday, October 25, 2017

"the inner ring" on character, reputation and pleasing man vs. God

Much of the Sermon on the Mount deals with relationships and reputation. If we can "get that right", we'll be in good shape; in not, not-so-much. In a Christian worldview, "getting it right" implies a proper understanding of our relationship with God, our relationship with others, and the interaction of those two.

Character is paramount, but reputation matters. Be concerned about the perception of others (e.g., stumbling blocks of legalism and liberty), but not too much ("people-pleasing" over pleasing God". Or in Lewis' words: don't worry about "the inner ring".


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