From the blog this week: Another Big Week
“Though self-esteem may be preached by our culture, the concept is not in the Bible. God never calls us to believe in ourselves, love ourselves, trust in ourselves, or have confidence in ourselves. On the contrary, the Bible says our hearts are deceitful (Jeremiah 17:9), that we are sinful (Romans 3:23), and we should not rely on our own understanding (Proverbs 3:5-6).”
Being faithful to Scripture in this area can be difficult. We often err either on the side of being too legalistic or too loose, but these principles are helpful.
Here are some recommended biographies if you are interested in learning more about those who play a major role in the Reformation.
“We all need water every day. So we need Jesus. And the way we know Jesus better is by hearing him speak and speaking to him.”