Monday, July 11, 2011


It is a cheap zeal that reserves its passions to combat only the sins and temptations of others.
-- D.A. Carson

Dear Lord, help me to get more worked up about my own sin than I do anybody else's.


Wenatchee the Hatchet said...

I just read a similar observation recently in Schlatter's commentary on Romans. :)

"Our own share of evil is not removed by condemning evil in others." Adolf Schlatter

michael said...

challengng quote. where is it from?

Jared said...

Pretty certain it's from The Gagging of God.

Wenatchee the Hatchet said...

from Schlatter's commentary on Romans. It's listed in English translation as Romans: The Righteousness of God ISBN#0-943575-89-3 by Hendrickson.

I'm borrowing it from my pastor and it's immensely slow reading (I'm only at page 78 and I blitzed through Jesus & the Victory of God in 28 days). I've got a lot I could say about the commentary and about certain historical matters but I'm trying to save that until I read quite a bit more of the book and to save all that for some ruminations at my own blog. If you can find the book and handle the tougher-than-John-Murray literary style definitely go for the book!

Wenatchee the Hatchet said...

I only have Carson's little book on the Sermon on the Mount but I've listened to a few of his sermons and have generally been pleased with what I've heard and read so far. :)

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