Monday, 26 April 2010

Quote of the Day: Pursuit of perfection

Particularly for preachers, pastors & pastors-in-preparation - but the rest of us, too. Because God has said, 'No one who abides in him keeps on sinning.' [1 John 3.6] Pursuit of perfection?
Any pursuit of perfection that is not awash in the grace of God displayed on a little hill outside Jerusalem is bound to trip us up.
Read more from Don Carson in the latest Themelios (issue 35).


Anonymous said...

That article has been sitting in my RSS feed, waiting to be read, for a few days now. I've been thinking about perfectionism (and the destructiveness thereof) recently...

Sounds like a great read!

étrangère said...

Ah, well if you're thinking about it, the book to read is Winter's Perfecting Ourselves to Death (IVP US). I read a bit of it a while ago, and it was good, but somehow didn't complete it (thereby indicating that I wasn't as much of a perfectionist as I used to be!) I found the insights on failed perfectionism particularly helpful. My godly mother has been trying to train me out of perfectionism for a long time. Trusting in the finished work of Christ and the sovereignty of God has a lot to do with it.