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).

2 comments:

Huwie 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.