Chapter 3 is called “Humility”. It introduces the idea of “humble confidence” as being the key attitude in an appropriate response to God’s love revealed at the cross. Tim explains that confidence comes from God’s undeniable declaration of love revealed in giving up his son for us. Humility comes from looking at ourselves as active participants (through our sin) in Jesus’ death.
So in this chapter we are called to “live the cross” in humble confidence. What surprised me a bit was that there was no call in this chapter to “live the resurrection”. I think that understanding the resurrection also helps us to have an attitude of humble confidence because we look to the cross to see what we deserve but to the empty tomb to see what we’ve been given by grace.
What are your thoughts on chapter 3?