“When God finds us so puffed up that we do not feel our need for him, it is an act of kindness on his part to take us down a peg or two; it would be an act of judgment to leave us in our vaulting self-esteem.”
D. A. Carson, A Call to Spiritual Reformation
How many of us would actually consider it an act of kindness to be taken down a peg or two? Ouch!
These words were written in a chapter expounding on several excuses that people give for not praying. Of course, none of us would actually say that we didn’t need God. Or his guidance. We wouldn’t say that we don’t need to pray. But our actions speak louder than our words.
Lord, keep us on our knees.