The Stone of Self-Esteem

Very true.

Still They Speak

“The next object of the divine work was to hide pride from man, for man will stick to self-righteousness as long as he can. Never does limpet adhere it its rock more firmly than a sinner to his own merits, although indeed he has none. Like the old Greek hero in the mythology, the natural man sits down on the stone of self-esteem, and Hercules himself cannot tear him from it. When he is even in outward character vile, he still fancies that there is some good thing in him, and to that fancy he will tenaciously cling; so that it is a work of divine power, an effort of the august omnipotence of heaven, to get a man away from his innate and desperate pride.” –C.H. Spurgeon “Spurgeon’s Sermons, Vol. 10” p. 161

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