Countless men and women fight a measureless battle to resist sin, intentionally choosing the harder path, and all to the glory of the Lord, trusting that His glory is a more worthy pursuit than their own desires. That’s biblical manhood and womanhood and, dare I say it, Christlikeness, at its pinnacle.
His divine initiative has set you on the path that leads directly to Him, and you are responsible to walk it, but along the way, you’ll find the sustenance your soul needs to keep your pace by setting your sights upon Christ and not looking back. All is of grace. We are responsible. God is the divine initiator. Man is the responsible actor. Let’s not diminish either one of these biblical truths, but hold both of them tightly and closely, believing that as we work, so does He.