- Doing what is right without a right attitude
- Fear of Suffering (losing our comforts)
- Tolerating evil in the church
- My Reputation
- Flawed Self-Perception
- Too Easily Satisfied
The three dangers we focus on today are 1, 6 and 7
When you focus heavily on being right and doing what is right, it is easy to lose the wonder of God’s mercy and grace.
As a Christian an accurate self-perception is a combination of “ugly” truth and “beautiful” truth.
It is in our broken human nature to focus more on what we can see, hear, touch, taste and smell than on spiritual reality. The result is that we are so easily distracted from our relationship with God.
- Remember/wake up / do the first works
- Hold fast, be faithful
- Depend on God