Here is a quote from Jim Elliot’s journal:
December 1. “In reading the Scriptures I find a great moral power. Therein I am made aware of twp great forces for good in human experience: the fear of God and the grace of God. Without the fear of God I would not stop at doing evil: the fear of God restrains. Without the grace of God I would have no desire to approach positive goodness. The one is a deterrent from evil; the other is an encouragement to good. ‘Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way?’ – not so much make up for what is past, but perfect what is future-‘by taking heed thereto (from now on) according to thy word. ‘These things write I unto you, that ye sin not.’* the Scriptures were written to this very intent: to be a means of grace in struggling against sin. Would that Christians read their Scriptures. We should have a holier band for it.”
– Shadow of the Almighty
*He did not use the KJV here, so I substituted.