Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Idolatry of Pride

This morning I experienced a social networking convergence on the subject of pride, the über-sin.  First, there was this tweet from Desiring God:

Then, along came this awesome post by Russell Moore entitled The Normalization of Pride. Here's the opening graph [emphasis added by me]:
Pride is, by definition, idolatrous and insurrectionist because it is rooted in ingratitude. It glorifies the creature over against the Creator and claims the inheritance rights of image-bearers without acknowledging that we have these things because we reflect an image, not because we are ultimate (Rom. 1:22–23).
And now I can't get Good Friday out of my head. Pride-filled humanity crucified the Son of God.

No comments:

Post a Comment