Christ Our Only Hope – Horton

GospelDriven_HortonArrested, arraigned, and indicted, in repentance we turn away from ourselves – our untruths, our sins, and our fraudulent claim to righteousness – and in faith we look  Christ for salvation and every spiritual gift. To put it differently, in repentance we confess (with David) that God is justified in his verdict against us and in faith we receive God’s justification. The righteousness of God brings us to our knees and guilt, while the gift of righteousness from God raises our eyes to Christ as our only hope. Dead to sin and alive to Christ once and for all in regeneration (Rom. 6:1-11), we are called to die daily to our old self and live daily by “the free gift of God,” which “is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (vv. 12 – 23). Michael Horton, The Gospel Driven Life: Being Good News People in a Bad News World p. 121