"At the end of it all, the Spirit must use his word of gospel grace every day to
confront my heart, to kill this sin of pride that manifests itself as self-pity
and boasting, and to silence the voices. Only then, only then, will I hear the
sweet voice of the Spirit say, "You are not a deserving servant; you are a
beloved son. Rest in that and find in me the satisfaction, security, and
significance for which your heart longs."