Friday, January 25, 2013

Self-Love Is Self-Hatred - Thomas Watson

 Exercise great self-denial: 'Let him deny himself' (Matthew 16:24). Self-ease, self-ends, whatever comes in competition with (or stand in opposition to) Christ's glory and interest must be denied. Self is the great snare; self-love undermines the power of godliness. The young man in the Gospel might have followed Christ, but something of self hindered (Matt. 19:20-22). Self-love is self-hatred. The man who cannot get beyond himself will never get to heaven.

Taken from the book The Godly Man's Picture by Thomas Watson 1666


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