A little greater

“If only it is really a confession of faith–not necessarily of a heroic and inspired faith, but of a faith lived out and revealed in practical decisions! This faith does not need any special work and achievements or any special inward qualities. It needs only that it should not merely formulate the confession but also proclaim it. It needs only that it should not be forced back into the sphere of a purely theoretical agreement with the confession. It needs only the fact that the fear of God should be a little greater than the fear of men.” (I/2, 647)

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