Tuesday, February 9, 2010


"Enthusiasm, euphoria, fervor, excitement, and emotion - all the things [some] tend to equate with spiritual intensity - have no power to restrain lust, pride, selfishness, or greed...gaiety is no substitute for godliness. And real godliness does not always carry with it an emotional high.

"According to Scripture, the Spirit-filled person pursues righteousness with a burning sense of conviction and with a deep awareness of his or her own sin. Where the Spirit is at work, there is deep joy; but there is also profound sorrow."

- John MacArthur