Grace-Driven Effort (The Gospel-Driven Church, HT: Jared Wilson)
Read the whole post, cuz it's good. But I LOVED this one part, and am reposting it, if for no other reason then for me to be able to easily dig up and read again and again.
D.A. Carson writes:
People do not drift toward holiness. Apart from grace-driven effort, people do not gravitate toward godliness, prayer, obedience to Scripture, faith, and delight in the Lord. We drift toward compromise and call it tolerance; we drift toward disobedience and call it freedom; we drift toward superstition and call it faith. We cherish the indiscipline of lost self-control and call it relaxation; we slouch toward prayerlessness and delude ourselves into thinking we have escaped legalism; we slide toward godlessness and convince ourselves we have been liberated.
Don't hear that often .... hardly ever ....