The Problem with Humanity

“The Bible is a narrative, a story of redemption, and its chief character is Jesus Christ. He is the main theme of the narrative, and He is revealed in every passage in the book. This story reveals how God harnessed nature and controlled history to send His Son to rescue rebellious, foolish, and self-focused men and women. He freed them from bondage to themselves, enabled them to live for His glory, and gifted them with an eternity in His presence, far from the harsh realities of the Fall. This overarching story reflects the fact that our problem as human beings is deeper than the individual sins we commit each day, creating the specific problems that complicate our lives. Our deepest problem is that we seek to find our identity outside the story of redemption. If the entire goal and direction of our lives are wrong, we need much more than practical advice on how to do the right thing in a particular situation. We need a message big enough to overcome our natural human instinct to live for our own glory, pursue our own happiness, and forget that our lives are much, much bigger than this little moment of life. Every day, in some way, we buy the lies of autonomy and self-sufficiency, worshiping the creation rather than its Creator.” -Paul David Tripp, Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands

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About e2house

Biblical Counseling major at BJU. Caffeine addict. Saved by grace. Lover of Jesus Christ and all things beautiful.
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