Thursday, December 11, 2003

Misery and How to Avoid it: "Pride insists, 'My will be done,' until God finally says to the damned, 'Have it your way.' The thing that burns in hell is self-will. 'The road to hell is paved with good intentions' not because they are lightly held and weakly abandoned, but because they are stubbornly pursued until they become self-serving ends in themselves and are deified. The prophet Amos asks, 'Can horses run on rocks? Can oxen plow the sea? Stupid even to ask, but no more stupid than what you do when you make a mockery of justice and corrupt and sour all that should be good and right. And just as stupid is your rejoicing in how great you are, when you are less than nothing! And priding yourselves on your own tiny power! (Amos 6:12-13 LB)"


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