Travels of a Generic Christian

A Christian shares the joy of his walk with the Lord Jesus Christ.

Do not stifle the Holy Spirit. Do not scoff at prophecies, but test everything that is said. Hold on to what is good. Stay away from every kind of evil. 1 Thessalonians 5:19-22

Friday, October 01, 2010


I used to have this quaint notion that righteousness looked like a good little boy, with his hair combed and perfectly parted, sitting in a chair with good posture, an almost blank smile on his face and hands folded in his lap.

Recently, I have come to realize that nothing could be further from the truth. Real righteousness--Christ's kind of righteousness--is wild, untamed and spiritually violent (see Matt. 11:12). This helps explain why the Christian life is an utterly new kind of life which always leaves the old (natural) life in shambles.