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February 18, 2013
Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall.
1 Corinthians 10:12 nkjv
It is born in the heart of man to think himself strong. But strength—imagined or real—is first cousin to arrogance and pride, those unsightly twins that encumber repentance. For when we think ourselves strong, we think God weak. The heart is thus padlocked against His mercy and grace.
Even believers swim upstream against the hard-coded pride of flesh—but that does not mean we are left helpless. God in Christ offers us a most remarkable tool for combating this inherent, negative force: