Many act from mixed motives which they are barely able to identify or articulate and those who judge them are often wrong to attribute one motive at the expense of others. King David’s life is a prime example.
When God calls us to rest, he shows us what he can do while we sit back. You shall carry out an audit. If one commandment were to be added to the ten by our generation, this one would have some claim to pre-eminence
Power without love is prominent in bullies, but love without power is ineffectual. ‘For God did not give us a spirit of cowardice, but rather a spirit of power and of love and of self-control’ (2 Timothy 7).