Found this on the web . . .
False-Esteem: I do good things, therefore God accepts me.
Spiritual-Esteem: I’m accepted because of what Jesus did for me, therefore I do good things.
False-Esteem: I try hard, so God loves me.
Spiritual-Esteem: God loves me radically, so I try hard.
False-Esteem: I produce, therefore God is pleased.
Spiritual-Esteem: God is pleased with me in Christ, therefore He produces through me.
False-Esteem: Self is the center.
Spiritual-Esteem: God is the center.
Why do we so often fall prey to the concept of “Self-Esteem” religion that tries to please God instead of understanding the work of Christ which upon reception, makes us pleasing to God by Grace through faith?
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