Sunday, May 6, 2012

How High Is Your Esteem of God?


When we believe that we ought to be satisfied, rather than God glorified, we set God below ourselves, imagine that He should submit His own honor to our advantage; we make ourselves more glorious than God, as though we were not made for Him, but He made for us; this is to have a very low esteem of the majesty of God.

--Stephen Charnock
(1628-1680)


7 comments:

Kansas Bob said...

Great quote Gregg! Remind me that the glory of God is man fully alive and man fully alive is man glorifying God.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Great quote Gregg.

Thanks for stoppying by.

Yvonne.

Cathy said...

Thanks Gregg! Now I'm studying up on Stephen Charnock and his written discourses! LOL I love learning about past Christians and writers/preachers! ♥♥♥ It encourages and inspires me!

Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

I'm printing this one out. Great reminder for me...especially while searching for a new church. Thanks, Gregg! Happy Sunday! ☺

Persis said...

Great quote! Thanks for sharing this, Gregg.

Susanne Drazic said...

Making the rounds after the A to Z Challenge to say hello! Interesting quote.

Susanne
PUTTING WORDS DOWN ON PAPER

Petra said...

Wow, look at the date. Not much has changed. Nothing new under the sun!