This Abundant Life

This Abundant Life
"I came that they may have life and have it abundantly." - John 10:10

Monday, July 20, 2009

I Want a Pure Heart

“Pure Christian humility 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.

One under the influence of spiritual pride is more apt to instruct others than to ask questions. Such a person naturally puts on the airs of a master. The eminently humble Christian thinks he needs help from everybody, whereas the spiritually proud person thinks everybody needs his help. Christian humility entreats and beseeches, spiritual pride commands and warns with authority.”

~Jonathon Edwards

- Awesome Encouragement from Lyndsay at Passionate Homemaking.


Sarah said...

such good advice for anyone, no matter what your beliefs are...

thanks for the thoughts. It's so easy to focus on others to avoid working on your own personal stuff.

more people should take this to heart, myself included!

Kyra said...

wow. Such an encouragement to be a humble person. Pride is so sneaky, isn't it?? It totally gets in the way of everything.

I miss you!