Great stuff from Nim Clemo:

What gospel truths do you use to excuse your sin?

  • “Jesus died to forgive my sins”
  • “I’m saved by grace, not works”
  • “I mustn’t be legalistic about holiness”

But when I look in the mirror of God’s word – alongside the challenging words of John Owen –  I can’t help but see the ugly realities of my heart:

  • “Holiness and obedience aren’t my top priorities”
  • “I’m too lazy to deal with sin”
  • “I don’t want to fast and battle in prayer”
  • “I don’t believe my sin is dangerous to me”

Wow. Told you it’s ugly. How greatly we need Jesus!