Happy are the people whose God is the Lord.
Psalm 144:15

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Self Esteem or Christ Esteem?

How God describes mankind.......according to Psalm 14 :

We are;


saying there is no God,



not good,

going aside in our own way,


no good,

working iniquity,


eating up God's people,

not calling upon the Lord,

and according to Romans 3:

not righteous,

not understanding,

not seeking after God,

going our own way,


doers of evil,

people with throats as open graves,



full of cursings,


swift to shed blood,



people who never know peace,

having no fear of God.

What God is...........according to Psalm 103:


full of benefits

forgiving of iniquities,

healing our diseases,

redeeming us from destruction,

crowns us with loving kindness,




renewing our youth,

executes righteousness and justice,

makes himself known,



full of compassion,

has mercy in plenty,

he will not always chide,

will not keep his anger forever,

has not dealt with us according to our sins,

not rewarded our iniquities,

great in mercy toward those who fear Him,

a father to the God-fearing,

pities His children,

knows our frame,

remembers we are dust,

has everlasting mercy on those who fear,

merciful unto children's children,

keeps His covenant with commandment keepers.

Doesn't this make your heart want to sing! Christ is all- all we need and should want. Whenever I find passages such as these I am broken, broken that I cannot do more. Joyful that He has done so much.

"Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions, according to your mercy remember me for your goodness sake, O Lord."
Psalms 25:7

What a pleasure it is for me to remember that Charles Spurgeon said,

"Nearness to God bring likeness to God. The more you see God the more of God will be seen in you."

Isn't that amazing- as Christians, Christ has taken all our attributes and placed them in His tomb while placing us on the mounts of His love so all can see His beauty written on our souls.

"The man who is deeply discontented with himself is probably growing fast in the full likeness of Christ."

~ Charles Spurgeon

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