Whenever we find that our religious life is making us feel that we are good – above all, that we are better than someone else – I think we may be sure that we are being acted on, not by God, but by the devil.~C.S. Lewis
This is a quote from Mere Christianity. I hope to finish the book by Friday and move on to my next book.
Here are some thoughts from my reading of Mere Christianity and meditation on scriptures.
There is really nothing a Christian can boast about. Everything we have is given to us by God! Even the will to work hard and the ability to work hard is only possible by the grace of God.
Each time we see that we are better than we used to be, we should be thankful to God for his mercies.
When we see other people at the place we used to be, we should be hopeful that they too will move on. We should be patient and supportive especially when we see them trying to move forward.
When we see those who we think are so bad, you can’t imagine how anyone can be so bad, give thanks to God for your parents or the people around you that helped you to be who you are and for God’s mercies.
I am who I am by the grace of God. That is what the Apostle Paul said and it is true of us too. (1 Corinthians 15:10)
So are you proud?