How Should We View Ourselves?

How Should We View Ourselves? June 2, 2012

Well, my recent post defending Hillary Clinton raised some eyebrows, but I definitely believe that we should try to be less obsessed – and critical – of the way we look.  That’s easier said than done, of course, with so many commercials trying to get us to buy the very latest beauty product and so many magazines airbrushing out the very imperfections that make us human.

Julie Smith Lowe (a counselor at CCEF) writes about this in an article called, “How Should We View Ourselves:”

God’s Word teaches us how to have an accurate view of self. Think about 2 Corinthians 4:7, “But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us.” This passage identifies us as “jars of clay” with a treasure of great value inside of us. As inconspicuous clay pots we “show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us.”

Easier said than done?  Yes.  But read the whole thing and give yourself a little extra room to be normal today.

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