Approval preceds acceptance

We think approval comes from achievement; grace is the antidote to this way of thinking.  “A yes grace, but, posture is the kind of posture that keeps moralism swirling around in our hearts and inside the church.  And its the kind of posture that perpetuates an aroma of judgement in our relationships.” -Tullian Tchividjian, The Gospel of Works (part 9)