To encourage selfism in creatures whose besetting sins are all centered in self is like pouring gasoline on a fire that is already raging out of control. A. W. Tozer puts it all in perspective:
"The victorious Christian neither exalts nor downgrades himself. His interests have shifted from self to Christ. What he is or is not no longer concerns him. He believes that he has been crucified with Christ and he is not willing either to praise or deprecate such a man."
"Self is one of the toughest plants that grows in the garden of life. It is, in fact, indestructible by any human means. Just when we are sure it is dead it turns up somewhere as robust as ever to trouble our peace and poison the fruit of our lives..."
"Self -derogation is bad for the reason that self must be there to derogate. Self, whether swaggering or groveling, can never be anything but hateful to God...."
"Boasting is an evidence that we are pleased with self; belittling, that we are disappointed in it. Either was we reveal that we have a high opinion of ourselves."
Hello, my name is Darren. I am dedicated to sharing my life and giving freely as everything has been given to me.