“The Divine Conspiracy”

Dallas Willard is one of my favorite authors. My favorite book of his to date is “The Divine Conspiracy,” which focuses on Jesus’ “Sermon on the Mount.” Here is a excerpt that really challenged me:

“Anyone who is not a continual student of Jesus, and who nevertheless reads the great promises of the Bible as if they were for him or her, is like someone trying to cash a check on another person’s account. At best, it succeeds only sporadically. The effect of such continuous study under Jesus would naturally be that we learn how to do everything we do “in the name of the Lord Jesus”; that is, on his behalf or in his place; that is once again, as if he himself were doing it.”

This made me ask myself a couple questions.

Am I a student of Jesus? Am I learning to live and move in the world from him?

Do I do everything “in the name of the Lord Jesus”? Are my actions, thoughts, and words reflective of his?

I’d love to hear from you.


One thought on ““The Divine Conspiracy”

  1. I wish I could say I do everything “in the name of the Lord”. Unfortunately and I say this with shame, most times I do things my way. My thought life is the hardest area to conquer. But I try to remember, greater is HE that is in me than he that is in the world. God is faithful even when I’m not.


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