Success Can Be Perilous : Desiring God

Jon Bloom, of Desiring God Ministries, has an excellent post on success, sin and repentance. I highly recommend it.

Success Can Be Perilous :: Desiring God: “Success Can Be Perilous
January 13, 2010 | By: Jon Bloom | Category: Commentary

We are never more vulnerable to sin than when we are successful, admired by others, and prosperous, as King David tragically discovered. “

“The greatest enemy of our souls is the pathologically selfish pride at the core of our fallen natures. If we look deep enough, this is what we will find feeding the strong, sinful cravings of our appetites.

And this is why prosperity can be so spiritually dangerous. We tend to see our need for God more clearly in adversity. But seasons of success can be our most perilous because we are so easily deceived into thinking more highly of ourselves than we ought to think. Self-exalting pride is what leads us to usurp God’s rightful rule. We must beware this danger that lurks in blessings. “

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