So far there has been a bit of a theme since I started “quote Monday” 3 weeks ago. It has not been purposeful per se. I did choose the first quote, but the following ones simply presented themselves to me. Last Monday’s was on a friend’s facebook page, and this one was just on a blog I read:

If we are going to grow in the realization of who we are in Christ, we must come to terms with the reality that we are not yet perfect; the presence and activity of sin is still alive and well within us. The reason we must accept this fact is that we cannot look to Christ for our identity if we are still trying to find something about ourselves to prop up our self-esteem. To really grow in the wonderful reality of who we are in Christ, we must abandon any desire to find something within ourselves that makes us acceptable to God. – Jerry Bridges