GRACE AND MORAL INTEGRITY


“The woman answered and said, ‘I have no husband.’ Jesus said to her, ‘You have correctly said, ‘I have no husband’; for you have had five husbands, and the one whom you now have is not your husband; this you have said truly’” (John 4:16-17).

God’s grace meets us where we are and redeems us in the midst of our present circumstance, but then his word guides us in the paths of how we should then live. To be sure, one isn’t a Christian because they are moral, but a Christian will pursue the moral tenets of God’s word. Arguably, there is nothing more reckless, misleading, and unloving than condoning sin under the banner of grace. To disregard God’s moral precepts is to lose our distinctive identity within an amoral culture that lives by its own desires.

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