Some indeed preach Christ from envy and rivalry, but others from good will. The latter do it out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel. The former proclaim Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely but thinking to afflict me in my imprisonment.
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.