Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Wednesday Words

"Our first problem is that our attitude toward sin is more self-centered than God-centered. We are more concerned about our own "victory" over sin than we are about the fact that our sins grieve the heart of God. We cannot tolerate failure in our struggle with sin chiefly because we are success-oriented, not because we know it is offensive to God...
God wants us to walk in obedience--not victory. Obedience is oriented toward God; victory is oriented toward self."

Jerry Bridges from The Pursuit of Holiness


Pam said...

I love what Jerry Bridges writes.

Thanks for posting this, Jane Anne.

Hope you're having a good week.

Kimberly said...

Wow! That's eye-opening!

breaking free said...

thank you for those words. It is good to be slowed down by words to think and ponder for a moment!