07 April 2011

We Don't Detect Sin in Us Because of Sin

Lloyd-Jones:
You will never make yourself feel that you are a sinner, because there is a mechanism in you as a result of sin that will always be defending you against every accusation. We are all on very good terms with ourselves, and we can always put up a good case for ourselves. Even if we try to make ourselves feel that we are sinners, we will never do it. There is only one way to know that we are sinners, and that is to have some dim, glimmering conception of God.
Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Seeking the Face of God: Nine Reflections on the Psalms (Crossway, 2005), 34

2 comments:

Ray Ortlund said...

Fantastic. Thank you.

scott mckenzie said...

amen - pray that we'd fight against that inclination daily.