The title of this blog entry by Mr. Tim Challies really caught my eye. It caused me to take the time to read his article and I assume the reason why you are taking the time right now to this entry. Here are some quotes from the article:
“I’m kind of a jerk. For as long as I’ve been able to think about myself, my heart, my life, I’ve known that I’m a sinful person. I’ve never doubted the reality of my depravity. And if there ever had been any doubt, being married and having children and immersing myself in a local church has provided all the proof I, and they, need.
But lately I’ve been considering one simple and disturbing aspect of this sin: I’m better than you. At least, this is what I believe in most of life’s situations. I’m just plain better than you. Somewhere deep inside I believe it’s true and too often I live and act like it’s true.
This is the old sin of pride, I suppose, the one we talk about so often but deal with so seldom, the one many people put at the root of all sin. And it’s amazing to me how much of my sin comes down to it. I think I’m better than you. Too often I’m just plain convinced of it.”
I’m better than you. I must confess that this exactly how I often think. I’m pretty sure it is how most of my students think frequently too. This will be a great place to start next week with our classroom morning devotions.
Source: Challies Dot Com