Sin makes us curve in on ourselves

From GospelDrivenLife

I think church history has hit the nail of the doctrine of sin on the head…and that sin makes us curve in on ourselves.  That means I must be very careful with introspection.  What starts out as a look for sinful idols quickly becomes a fascination with me.  We are self-focused.  As one quip in a movie notes, 'Enough of my talking about me.  What do you think about me?' It is of note that if we ran a special seminar in our church on the character of God we might have a decent turnout — but if we ran a seminar on knowing our gifts, knowing ourselves, being free to be ourselves — it would be flooded with participants (this is not a theoretical illustration, I have seen it happen). People think a sermon is good if it in some way is about them — we call that "relevance."

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Darryl Dash

Darryl Dash

I'm a grateful husband, father, oupa, and pastor of Liberty Grace Church in Toronto. I love learning, writing, and encouraging. I'm on a lifelong quest to become a humble, gracious old man.
Toronto, Canada