Jerry Bridges, as usual, helps us gain perspective on what everyday life looks like in a world in which Jesus Christ really did come and die for us:
I cannot emphasize too strongly the importance of living our Christian lives each day in the atmosphere of the gospel. The gospel is not just for unbelievers. It is also for us, because we are still sinners – saved sinners to be sure, but still sinners in need of the daily assurance of God’s forgiveness through Christ. As we experience His love through forgiveness, our hearts are drawn to Him in this filial fear, and we stand amazed at His love.
— Jerry Bridges, The Joy of Fearing God, 124.