“Latimer wrote Ridley once that when he was settled and steadfast about his own salvation he was as bold as a lion, but if that hope became eclipsed he was fearful and afraid and was disqualified for service. Many are disqualified for ser-vice because they are continually doubting their own salvation” (Moody’s Anec-dotes, 101).
In the last chapter of 2 Corinthians, Paul will tell the Corinthians to test them-selves to be sure that they are in the Faith. We should all test ourselves to be sure Christ lives in us, and settle the issue once and for all time. Because only those who are “settled and steadfast” in their faith can serve Christ effectively in ministry.