May 2, 2008

The Positive Road to Joy

"An inadequate understanding of our own sinfulness is probably the greatest single cause of our failure to rejoice in the Lord always, and to realize that this message is the greastest good news that the world has ever received. Let us therefore examine ourselves. If you are lacking in joy, the thing to do is not to try to work up some joy within yourselves; it is to go to the Bible, to the law, and to see your sinfulness. The positive road to joy is always via the depth of sin."
D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Romans: Exposition of Chapter 1, The Gospel of God
Banner of Truth Trust, 1985

1 comment:

Pastor Scott Lee said...

Steve,

I agree. What a marvelous conference. And it was good to meet you too! (I was with Terry D!)

Grace and Peace