Cultivate – Ambition



What would you do with your life if the gospel were really true? If God and Christ and grace and eternal life were ours? Dave concludes our series on work by calling us to an ambition which springs from faith in Christ. In the gospel, we have been perfectly loved and “perfect love drives out fear” (1 John 4). And what is ambition but fearlessness? Listen as Dave explains the ground, content, and activity of godly ambition.


“O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens. Out of the mouth of babies and infants, you have established strength because of your foes, to still the enemy and the avenger.

When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him?

Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor. You have given him dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under his feet, all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field, the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea, whatever passes along the paths of the seas.

O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!”

(Psalms 8:1–9 ESV)