Self-distrust

22 01 2010

This is another excerpt from Knowing God that I had to share. The lesson God taught Jacob is surely the lesson we all need to learn and relearn each day.

“Jacob…must be made to feel his own utter weakness and foolishness, and brought to such complete self-distrust that he would no longer try to get on by exploiting others. Jacob’s self-reliance must go, once and for all. With patient wisdom (for God always waits for the right time) God led Jacob to the point at which he could stamp the required sense of impotent helplessness indelibly and decisively on Jacob’s soul.”   Knowing God p.105

Why not replace Jacob’s name with your name?

Then turn to Jesus for grace and strength.

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