"We indeed desire to be in an elevated spiritual frame and to grow as a palm tree, but we are not willing to exert any effort- and thus we also do not receive it."
Which is another way of saying there is no place for quietism in the quest for Christlikeness.
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(From page 90, "The Hole in Our Holiness" Kevin DeYoung)
(Dutch theologian's quote from: "The Christian's Reasonable Service" trans. Bartel Elshout, ed. Joel R. Beeke. 4 volumes)
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