Are You Paralyzed by Pride?

If you’re paralyzed by thinking of how inadequate you are, or the greatness of your sins, or how weak you feel, or how small your impact in the world is — if you’re undone by a negative view of yourself, you don’t have a bad enough view of yourself. The greatest obstacle to enjoying the freedom of the gospel is not acknowledging how bad we are, but pridefully insisting that we are so bad that God can’t save us. The gospel is the news that we are so bad that we can do nothing to save ourselves, and God is so good that he will do everything to save us.

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