- I let pastoral ministry become my identity.
- I let biblical literacy and theological knowledge define my maturity.
- I confuse ministry success with God’s endorsement of my living.
Penetrating reading, to be sure. You can read the whole thing at The Gospel Coalition (part 1 | part 2).
If you serve as an elder in a church, these expound dangers we must avoid. If you want to serve your pastor, take time regularly to pray that God’s grace will enable him to fight these sins.