One of the things I admire the most about my pastors and elders is that they are truly men of faith. Yes, they are willing to share of their struggles with sin and unbelief. No, they do not come across as perfect by any stretch of the imagination. But they do regularly, consistently, steadfastly believe on the goodness of God and His sovereign care. I have always appreciated their steadfastness! But honestly, until I read this article by Dr. Paul Tripp, I don’t think I consciously appreciated their lack of (sinful) fear:
With reflection, however, I also truly appreciate how my pastors’ “wise and stable” living (to use Dr. Tripp’s words in the article) reflects the truth that “God looms larger than anything they’re facing” because “functional awe of God really is the key to your heart not being ruled by fear.”
Amen to that! And thanks, Dr. Tripp (and thanks, RMCC pastors and elders).