There is a fear that is slavish and drives us away from God, and there is a fear that is sweet and draws us to God.
The God of Holiness and Hope
What’s at stake in fleeing covetousness and fighting for contentment in future grace is eternal life.
Flesh Versus Spirit
Whenever we sense the slightest rise of covetousness in our hearts, we must turn on it and fight it with all our might using the weapons of faith.
God is glorified when the power to be holy comes from humble faith in future grace.
Sin blinds us all. We can only stumble about in darkness until Jesus takes us by the hand, and leads us into his heavenly light.
If there is any wonder, or awe, or admiration, or fame, or praise, or applause, it belongs to the glory of God.
The fight for good works is a fight to believe in future grace. Therefore, learning to fight for holiness by faith in future grace is supremely important.
Our hearts wander to the sewer even though Jesus offers living water. Only he can transform and satisfy our deepest desires.
The essence of faith is being satisfied with all that God is for us in Jesus. Faith embraces God — not just his promised gifts — as our treasure.