Monday, October 22, 2012

Insight from those wiser than I

"It is the normal state of the human heart to try to build it's identity around something besides God. Spiritual pride is the illusion that we are competent to run our own lives, achieve our own sense of self-worth and find a purpose big enough to give us meaning in life without God."- Soren Kierkegaard

"If you try and put anything in the middle of the place that was originally made for God, it is going to be too small." - Tim Keller

"(Our ego) is incredibly busy doing two things in particular- comparing and boasting." -Keller

"Our pride is by nature competitive" - C.S. Lewis

"We are desperate to fill our sense of inadequacy and emptiness." - Keller

"(Paul in 1 Corinthians) His sins and his identity are not connected." -Keller

"Because the essence of gospel humility is not thinking more or less of myself, it is thinking of myself less."- Keller

"Christianity: the verdict leads to performance" - Keller

"You are my beloved child in whom I am well pleased. Live out of that." -Keller

I hope something in the above challenges your heart and resets your mind to more effectively live out the gospel wherever you are.

Happy Monday!

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