In the current chapter, Welch describes a realization he had one week in church when a pastor asked the question, “How much do you think about God?”.
That may seem at first glance like a dumb question for Christians, but think again. How many of your thoughts on a daily basis are about God Himself, and how many of your thoughts center around you as a Christian? Does your quiet time descend into a to-do list for self-improvement (mine often does)? How much time do you spend thinking thoughts about God’s nature, His character, or His faithfulness to you?
Don’t get me wrong. I think that the application of Scripture to the details of our lives is great. My observation, however, is that these principles are not always embedded in the fear of the Lord. The result is that our goal can be self-improvement rather than the glory of the Holy God.
We need more sermons that leave us trembling.