Monday, July 5, 2010

Convicting

"Proud people tend to speak of others' sins, the miserable delusion of hypocrites, the deadness of some saints with bitterness, or the opposition to holiness of many believers.

Pure Christian humility, however, is silent about the sins of others, or speaks of them with grief and pity. The spiritually proud person finds fault with other saints for their lack of progress in grace, while the humble Christian sees so much evil in his own heart, and is so concerned about it, that he is not apt to be very busy with other hearts.

He complains most of himself and his own spiritual coldness and readily hopes that most everybody has more love and thankfulness to God than he."

--Jonathan Edwards

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