‘The great Puritans were as humble-minded and warm-hearted as they were clear-headed, as fully-orientated to people as they were to Scripture, and as passionate for peace as they were for truth. They would certainly have diagnosed today’s fixated Christian intellectualists as spiritually-stunted, not in their zeal for the form of sound words but in their lack of zeal for anything else.’ (J. I. Packer, Themelios, 1996)
It would be a terrible thing if we were known as those who were strong on gospel doctrine but not strong on gospel love; if we were known as people who preached Christ but didn’t in any way resemble Christ.
So this term in Training Wednesdays the second year apprentices are looking quite a bit at holiness. Pray that we would be growing both in convictions and in character.