Saturday, January 28, 2017
Personal Works Of Service or Diligent Study of God's Word?
"The tragic thing is that instead of the average young Christian studying diligently God’s Word so as to discover all the details of the divine will for him, he does almost anything and everything else. Many a one engages in “personal work” or some form of Christian “service” while his own life remains full of things displeasing to God! The presence of those displeasing things in his life hinders God’s blessings upon his soul, body, and temporal affairs; and to him it has to be said: “Your sins have withholden good things from you” (Jeremiah 5:25).
God’s Word to His people is: “Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling” (Philippians 2:12).
But O how little of this “fear and trembling” is to be found anywhere today! Instead, there is self-esteem, self-confidence, boasting and carnal security."
~ Arthur Pink, "Practical Godliness"