Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Peril of Self-Pity

"Those who have suffered the most due to their obedience to the will of the Father are often the ones who have the greatest struggle with this peril. Those who have faced the greatest foes and risked the most for the Kingdom are often undone in the end by this subtle evil that lurks in the flesh of mankind.

(…)I suspect that much of the grief will arise as the saints and the sons of the kingdom are shown what Yahweh had intended for them had they proven themselves faithful. Many will realize that they threw away great honor because they gave in to self-pity when Yahweh tested them through various difficulties and trials. How many will see that they chose to curse God and to rail against Him for His unfaithfulness toward them, when in truth He was seeking to prepare them for greater things? How many will mourn the fact that they gave in to some impulse of the flesh because they felt justified due to their harsh circumstances and misfortune?"

In «The Road from Babylon to Zion" by Joseph Herrin

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