One thing have I asked of the LORD, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to inquire in his temple. [For he will hide me in his shelter in the day of trouble; he will conceal me under the cover of his tent; he will lift me high upon a rock.]
At this week’s Adult Ministries team meeting, Pastor Jack Delk presented a devotional that highlighted two possible dangers that surprisingly lurk in the middle of making progress in your sanctification and growth in holiness: pride and forgetting grace.
If you make noticeable progress, you might become inflated, proud, even cocky.
Or, when you make progress, you might forget that it was God who did it and be tempted to take credit for your own reformation.
Remember God, and stay low.
Pastor Sam Crabtree is Bethlehem's Executive Pastor and Lead Pastor for Life Training.