We are human and our cycles of falling to weakness and error are part of the reality of this life. And yet because of God’s Promise by faith, God’s people are called to HOPE. Hope behaves in a way that enacts the Promise as if it is already fulfilled.
God is terrifying, if we understand Him correctly. It is when we take God for granted, when we dismiss Him as a great and distant Clockmaker, or a figment of our “wishful thinking”–an entity that is better left to think of “later”–that our destruction begins.