“The human heart runs on denial, the way my car runs on gas.” -Tim Keller, from sermon “He Came to His Himself”
Ignoring problems in our hearts doesn’t mean they go away. It just means they go unchecked in our lives.
“We only know ourselves when we listen to the words [God] has spoken about us.” -Paul Tripp
“Sanity has a deep awareness, ‘I need help. I can’t do life right on my own. Someone outside me must intervene.'” – David Powlison
“Don’t believe everything you think. You cannot be trusted to tell yourself the truth. Stay in the Word.” -Jerry Bridges
“It is certain that man never achieves a clear knowledge of himself unless he has first looked upon God’s face, and then descends from contemplating him to scrutinize himself.” -John Calvin
“For what man in all the world would not gladly remain as he is–what man does not remain as he is–so long as he does not remain as he is–so long as he does not know himself…” -John Calvin
“Self-examination, being reflexive act, is difficult: ‘We would rather excuse a vice than drive it out.’ (Seneca)” – Thomas Watson