03 August 2010

I Have Been Wasting My Breath

Lloyd-Jones relates his response after he has just explained the gospel of justification by faith to a man who nevertheless hesitates when Lloyd-Jones asks if he would like to become a Christian, as this individual does not consider himself 'good enough.'

Lloyd-Jones comments--
At once I know that in a sense I have been wasting my breath. . . . It sounds very modest, but it is the lie of the devil, it is a denial of the faith. You think that you are being humble. But you will never be good enough; nobody has ever been good enough. The essence of Christian salvation is to say that He is good enough and that I am in Him!
--Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Spiritual Depression: Its Causes and Cure, 34

No comments: