"One of the marks of revival is not just high-octane worship, which costs us no self-denial and might even reinforce our selfishness. True revival awakens a new sense of our responsibility to one another, which is contrary to our selfishness and therefore a more revealing indicator of the presence of the Holy Spirit. When John the Baptist was announcing the coming of God's kingdom, the people asked him what they should do. He told them, "Whoever has two tunics is to share with him who has none, and whoever has food is to do likewise" (Luke 3:11). If we love God's presence, we will not say, "The poor aren't my responsibility." We will help them. And those of us who lead should exert this influence. In our personalities and lifestyles, we should be life-enrichers, not life-depleters."
-Ray Ortlund Jr., Isaiah: God Saves Sinners (page 60)
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