‘Do you ever drive differently when you see a police car behind you? Why? It’s not because your heart is changed. It’s not because you see the police car and think, Oh, I really want to be a good driver. You drive differently because you are fearful and don’t want to get a ticket. You don’t want to see that blue flashing light in your rear view mirror.’

God doesn’t want our forced compliance because we are fearful of the consequences; he wants our willing submission out of our love and gratitude to him for all he has done for us.

John Ortberg, ‘The Me I Want To Be’, 2010, Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan, p.133