This certainty of perseverance, however, is so far from exciting in
believers a spirit of pride, or of rendering them carnally secure, that on the
contrary it is the real source of humility, filial reverence, true piety,
patience in every tribulation, fervent prayers, constancy in suffering and in
confessing the truth, and of solid rejoicing in God; so that the consideration
of this benefit should serve as an incentive to the serious and constant
practice of gratitude and good works, as appears from the testimonies of
Scripture and the examples of the saints.