Along with the sermon I mentioned yesterday, I've been listening to another gem by Tim Keller -this one on pride. The story of Haman and Mordecai, found in the book of Esther, sets the backdrop for a powerful message on the most insidious of sins. Talk about convicting. Here's an excerpt:
A proud heart is always justifying itself.
You can't stay angry at someone unless you feel superior to them. There's no bitterness without pride. -Tim Keller
Between this sermon and the chapters in Mere Christianity focused on The Great Sin, I've definitely got a lot to chew on.
If you want to find out how proud you are the easiest way is to ask yourself, "How much do I dislike it when other people snub me, or refuse to take any notice of me, or shove their oar in, or patronize me, or show off?" -C.S. Lewis
ps: i promise the next post will be light and frothy!