Quote of the Week – 30th October 2009

30 10 2009
The Christian gospel is that I am so flawed that Jesus had to die for me, yet I am so loved and valued that Jesus was glad to die for me. This leads to deep humility and deep confidence at the same time. It undermines both swaggering and sniveling. I cannot feel superior to anyone, and yet I have nothing to prove to anyone. I do not think more of myself or less of myself. Instead, I think of myself less. I don’t need to notice myself – how I’m doing, how I’m being regarded – so often
Tim Keller, The Reason for God, p.181



4 responses

30 10 2009

Brilliant quote, brilliant book!

31 10 2009

It's a great book isn't it? Just finished it today, and it has really blessed me. I'm hoping to post a full review of it on this blog during the incoming week.Hope you're well Gary.

3 11 2009

Absolutely love this quote. As we meditate on God's grace, mercy and love it leads us to think more of Him and less of ourselves. Thanks

3 11 2009

Thanks very much for your comment Gail. I love the balance that Keller strikes here, and the liberty we have to forget ourselves in the light of God's grace.Really appreciate you reading along.

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