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It is one thing to get our hands to do good. Surely, that is hard enough. But to get our hearts to do good, that needs the powerful motivation that can only be found in the Word of God. Below is a word from John Dagg on the powerful motivation to heart-obedience that comes from the gospel of Jesus Christ. I hope to motivate my own heart and the hearts of others in this way:

“The Bible presents a most powerful motive, of which natural religion knows nothing. It leads men to the cross of Christ, and exhibits to them the love of God in the gift of his Son; the love of Christ in giving his life a ransom; the demerit of sin in his unparalleled sufferings; and the grace which has provided salvation at a sacrifice so immense. Here the heart feels an impulse beyond all the powers of nature. ‘The love of Christ constraineth us (2 Cor. 5:14).’ ‘The goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance (Rom. 2:4).’ Hearts, which the thunders of Sinai could not shake, have been moved by the groans of Calvary. If the moral power of the cross fails, no motive can be effectual.”

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