“All the doctrines of the Gospel are practical principles. The word of God was not written, the Son of God was not incarnate, the Spirit of God was not given, only that Christians might obtain right views, and possess just notions. Religion is something more than mere correctness of intellect, justness of conception, and exactness of judgment. It is a life-giving principle. It must be infused into the habit as well as govern in the understanding; it must regulate the will as well as direct the creed. It must not only cast the opinions into a right frame, but the heart into a new mould. It is a transforming as well as a penetrating principle. It changes the tastes, gives activity to the inclinations, and, together with a new heart, produces a new life.”
-Hannah More, Practical Piety
(Found this on the blog: Of First Importance).
I tend to fall under the “intellect”, but the Gospel I believe truly is life-giving.
May my understanding not remain that in and of itself, but bleed into my everyday lifestyle.