|St Matthew the Evangelist (Lawrence OP)|
What precedes the question How Shall We Then Live? (book by Francis Schaeffer)? It goes something like this: Since we have deposited our faith with God through His Son... (then what will our living not only "look like" but be)?
In light of such thoughts, what will our writing be?
We need to develop muscular thinking, because God's Word is muscular. In Matthew 23:27, for example, Jesus uses the expression whitewashed. Whitewashed means...surface-deep, hypocritical ... anything and anyone that is whitewashed will eventually be washed away by little or big storms or life.
Think about this: Human minds and hearts are meant to go from strength to strength, so real as to burn but not burn up, to be deep in amazing and authentic living that alters everything. For real. Human beings across all demographics have in common an innate desire to seek and to find... what is true, real, and lasting...even beyond death. We are made as flesh to be made as if real gold resistant to corrosion. That's a quick picture of the immensely large picture of how we--no whitewashed people if we abide in Christ--are intended to be.
You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry,
written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God,
not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.
(2 Corinthians 3:3 [NIV_UK])