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.
Humility flourishes in hearts that focus not on being humble, but on gladly exalting Jesus, who is superior to us in every possible way.
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
1 Thessalonians 2:5–8, Part 2
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.
1 Thessalonians 2:5–8, Part 1
If there is any wonder, or awe, or admiration, or fame, or praise, or applause, it belongs to the glory of God.