This is from an great interview with John Piper, addressing the question: “Must Bible Reading Always End with Application?”
95% of the time we aren’t making decisions by life (or bible) principles. Most of our lives are lived spontaneously (not after 10 seconds of reflection on a biblical principle). They come from a type of person; become a person that is a tree that bears spontaneous good fruit (only through 2 Cor 3:18).
And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit – 2 Corinthians 3:18