Monday, July 29, 2013

The Disguises of Pride

Challies: There are many of your fellow Christians who look up to you and admire you. How do you handle praise from others? How does the Lord keep you humble?

Washer: If I were to answer this question the way it is now worded, it would be an indictment against me, for it presupposes either that I am humble or that I believe myself to be humble. Pride is a terrible and dangerous thing. It can take so many forms; it can even assume the appearance of humility. Pride can lead not only to self-exaltation, but also to self-abasement. It is a dangerous worm of many disguises. The key to battling pride is not found in struggling against thinking too highly of ourselves or in striving to think of ourselves as lowly. The key is found in simply not thinking about ourselves at all, but setting our minds on Christ and the needs of others.

Wow! So simple yet so profound.

Full interview: Tim Challies Interviews Paul Washer

Tim Challies Interviews Paul Washer part 2