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August 24, 2016

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This is helpful.

I've always been bothered by the phrase "Wisdom model" because in contrast it implies others have the non-wisdom model or taken to the extreme the "Stupid model".

From this article I can use the phrase "Romans 12 model" instead and not feel like I might accidentally insult anyone if this topic comes up in conversation.

The more we know the scriptures the more we know what to do, but unless motivated by Love, it leads nowhere good.

But in those situations where we know the scriptures, but could go either way, how do we determine what to do?

I believe when we do only what love would do we can reduce our choices. But it is sometimes hard to separate God's love from our emotional love or even lust masquerading as love.

But in the end we will always have done what God determined and we can rest in that. “For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.” (Philippians 2:13)

Ha! You have DesiringGod's sermon of the day app, don't you, Amy? I recently listened to that sermon from Piper and very much enjoyed it. Thanks so much for this blog post, I absolutely loved that quote!

Mark, Desiring God tweeted it. :-)

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