Thoughts on the Way Home

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Gospel Humility and Confidence - Timothy Keller


“The Christian gospel is that I am so flawed that Jesus had to die for me, yet I am so loved and valued that Jesus was glad to die for me. This leads to deep humility and deep confidence at the same time. It undermines both swaggering and sniveling. I cannot feel superior to anyone, and yet I have nothing to prove to anyone. I do not think more of myself nor less of myself. Instead, I think of myself less.”

- Timothy Keller, The Reason for God (New York, NY: Dutton, 2008), 181.

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