No Self-Esteem? That’s good!

To quote the humble Dr. David Powlison:

“In a nutshell: human beings are meant to find God, the One who is worthy of all esteem. It is God who is worthy. It is He who is to be loved and adored; it is He who is to be esteemed and honored. Even in the language we use, the notion of a self-esteem, a self-love, a self-worth–there’s something about that which is implicitly trying to assert about myself something that provides a foundation for righteousness, hope and identity; when we’re actually designed by God to find worship, identity, hope, and meaning in someone else…in the notion that self-esteem is the core, there’s implicitly the wrong God asserted at the foundation.”

Theology and Secular Psychology class

2 thoughts on “No Self-Esteem? That’s good!

  1. Reminds me of what King David said in Psalm 16:2, which we read tonight in our Moms in Prayer group: I said to the Lord, “You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing.”
    David’s good thing/self-esteem was the Lord.

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