Tuesday, July 12, 2005

The antidote to sin

Equal parts humilty, generosity, and integrity. I heard Rick Warren share this last month to a gathering of NY-area church panters that are part of his "Purpose-Driven" network of churches. It was stimulating in light of 1 John 2:16-17:

"For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever." (KJV)
It's a tidy formulation and probably (in my experience) oversimplified, but there's much to be said for humility counteracting pride, generosity the lust of the eyes, and integrity the lust of the flesh.


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