Sunday, July 27, 2008


Another devotional by Elisabeth Elliot.  I found this one very convicting and thought provoking.  It is from A Lamp for my Feet.

A Devious Repentance

Recently I committed a sin of what seemed to me unpardonable thoughtlessness. For days I wanted to kick myself around the block. What is the matter with me? I thought. How could I have acted so? "Fret not thyself because of evildoers" came to mind. In this case the evildoer was myself, and I was fretting. My fretting, I discovered, was a subtle kind of pride. "I'm really not that sort of person," I was saying. I did not want to be thought of as that sort of person. I was very sorry for what I had done, not primarily because I had failed someone I loved, but because my reputation would be smudged. When my reputation becomes my chief concern, my repentance has a hollow ring. No wonder Satan is called the deceiver. He has a thousand tricks, and we fall for them.

Lord, I confess my sin of thoughtlessness and my sin of pride. I pray for a more loving and a purer heart, for Jesus' sake.


  1. Oooo, that's good. A little hard to swallow.

    I've just finished reading the diary of Jim Elliot. What an incredible impact those two have made.

  2. Thats what I need to hear today.

  3. I like what Elizabeth Elliot has to say - thanks for sharing!


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