Monday, June 11, 2012

Collapse Under Our Own Weight

Ray Ortlund, Jr.:
Why do our own lives spiral down into contradiction, frustration, and just plain boredom? Here is why. We take our favorite aspect of the creation, and we make it into an idol. We pin our hopes on some good thing that lets us down because it cannot bear us up. We fixate on family or money or success or ministry with an excessive emotional expectation. Then when it leaves us empty, we fall into despair. We can even project our personal despair onto the cosmos philosophically, as if reality were mocking our hearts. (Proverbs, 114, emphasis added)

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