Monday, September 27, 2010

Illumination for the Soul

Today I read this quote from Pastor Tullian:

If you’re suffering and you’re angry, bitter, and joyless it means you’ve idolized whatever it is you’re losing.

Then about 60 seconds later I read this question from Paul Tripp:

"How is your present disappointment, discouragement, or grief a window on what has actually captured your heart?"

They've given me a lot to think about today. It seems like there is still a lot of elder brother in me. As often as I preach the gospel, evidently I am still tenaciously committed to my own self-salvation project.

Thankfully, the Father invites the elder brother to the feast just as He welcomes the younger brother.

1 comment:

  1. Very convicting. Very sobering. This has given me a lot to think about as well. Thanks Larry.