My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors.
When I am revealed and my heart is laid bare…my heart is being exposed to myself and to God so that I might know him better….even self knowledge is about God knowledge, even the exposure of ourselves is about the exposure of Christ to ourselves because if we don’t know the depth of our own hardness we won’t know how we are excluding him from there
This, we remember, is the great reward of the gospel: God himself. When we risk our lives to run after Christ, we discover the safety that is found only in his sovereignty; the security that is found only in his love, and the satisfaction that is found only in his presence. This is the eternally great reward, and we would be foolish to settle for anything less.