Thought for today – 04/17/2011

“I fear that many people seek to hear God solely as a device for securing their own safety, comfort and righteousness. For those who busy themselves to know the will of God, however, it is still true that ‘those who want to save their life will lose it.’ My extreme preoccupation with knowing God’s will for me may only indicate, contrary to what is often thought, that I am over-concerned with myself, not a Christlike interest in the well-being of others or in the glory of God.”
~Dallas Willard (b.1935), Hearing God [1999], p. 28


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