To do nothing is often more difficult than to do the greatest things, and to submit requires more faith than to achieve.
James Stalker, The Trial and Death of Jesus Christ (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1966), 153-154.
It is extremely hard for a Christian to submit to others when he has not first submitted his life to the full control of the Holy Spirit. A proud spirit, arrogance, or the lack of a servant’s heart is a sure sign of failure to submit to God’s control.
Walter G. Fremont and Carson K. Fremont, Power to Serve, pp. 34-35