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Re: Self Esteem

A true Christian has been dispossessed of his self-esteem and self- sufficiency to make room for God in the heart where there was none but for sin....Now the preferring of self before God is the essential part of the corrupt nature.... Self-esteem, self-dependence, self-willedness deny affection and subjection to God. --Stephen Charnock (1628-80)

"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven" (Mat 5:3) Poverty of spirit [is]...an absence of self esteem. Where that kind of spirit is found it is sweet poverty....for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. --Charles Spurgeon (1834-92)

For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) nothing good dwells; for to will is present with me, but how to perform what is good I do not find. (Rom 7:18)

"I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. (Gal 2:20) (VW)

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