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Saturday, December 11, 2010

I am not…


Quite often self-complacency is shattered by some terrible fall or by repeated failure until we come to see that we have no more claim to possess goodness than a room to possess light. These things are not our own, but received from Jesus and enjoyed only in proportion as we abide in Him and He in us. I am not good, but Jesus is in me the source of goodness. I am not humble, but Jesus dwells within me, bringing every proud thought and imagination into captivity to Himself. I am not strong, but I receive Him who is made unto me wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption. In absolute dependence of the Savior, we exemplify that growing sense of need that is one of the sure signs of the humble and contrite heart that God will not despise.

-F.B. Meyer

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