Tag: Self Righteousness

Self-sins!

A.W. Tozerby A.W. Tozer

We all have a number of self-sins: self-righteousness, self-pity, self-confidence, self-sufficiency, self-admiration, self-worth, self-love and
a host of others like them!

These self-sins are not something we do, they are something we are–and therein lies both their subtlety and their power. They dwell too deep within us and are too much a part of our natures, to come to our attention–until the light of God is focused upon them.

The grosser manifestations of these sins–egotism, pride, arrogance, self-elevation, self-promotion–are strangely tolerated in Christian leaders, even in circles of impeccable orthodoxy! They are so much in evidence as actually, for many people, to become identified with the gospel. I trust that it is not a cynical observation to say that they appear these days to be a requisite for popularity in some sections of the visible Church.

Promoting self under the guise of promoting Christ–is currently so common as to excite little notice!

“They do not have pure motives as they preach about Christ. They preach with selfish ambition, not sincerely” Philippians 1:17

by A.W. Tozer

 

Walk With A Perfect Heart–Part 2

Andrew Murray 90x115by Andrew Murray

Chapter 4 – Part 2

Let us seek to have this blessed consciousness. Paul had it when he wrote,

“For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in holiness and sincerity of God, not in fleshly wisdom, but in the grace of God, we have behaved ourselves” 2 Corinthians 1:12.

John had this consciousness when he said,

“Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, we have boldness toward God; and whatever we ask we receive, because we keep His commandments and do the things that are pleasing in His sight.” 1 John 3:21,22