I am almost finished reading Paul Tripp’s book Dangerous Calling. I need to review this book within the next couple of days. But I also need to let this one soak for a little while. In the meantime I want to share with you a helpful section.
In his chapter on “Always Preparing” Tripp notes that “there is no grace that we offer to others that we don’t at once need ourselves”. He then gives a few signs that “indicate your work as an instrument of grace has caused you to forget or deny your identity as a recipient of that same grace.” Here are six:
- The Bible has ceased being a mirror
- Worship morphs from private quest to public duty
- Christianity becomes a system rather than a relationship
- Your desire to master content is not coupled with craving
- You have more concern for the sin of others than for your own
- The pride of knowing replaces the humility of being known
This book has proven both convicting and deeply helpful. I would recommend it to any person in ministry.