Two for Tuesday – Weakness, Marriage, and the Gospel

March 11, 2014 By: Donnie Berry

It’s Okay to Not Be Okay – Tullian Tchividjian

“The gospel grants us the strength to admit we’re weak and needy and restless—knowing that Christ’s finished work has proven to be all the strength and fulfillment and peace we could ever want, and more. Since Jesus is our strength, our weaknesses don’t threaten our sense of worth and value. Now we’re free to admit our wrongs and weaknesses without feeling as if our flesh is being ripped off our bones.”

 

You Never Marry the Right Person – Tim Keller

Ever wonder why marriage is so hard? “If we love each other, if we’re really compatible, shouldn’t love just come naturally?” Tim Keller says you never marry the right person. No two people are compatible. But compatibility isn’t what marriage is really about. “The reason that marriage is so painful and yet wonderful is because it is a reflection of the Gospel, which is painful and wonderful at once. The Gospel is—we are more sinful and flawed in ourselves than we ever dared to believe, and at the very same time we are more loved and accepted in Jesus Christ than we ever dared hope. This is the only kind of relationship that will really transform us.”