~The individual as an object to his own reflective consciousness.
Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil. ~ Proverbs 3:5-7 (KJV)
Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips. ~Proverbs 27:2 (KJV)
Self is the thing. It is all about self. Somewhat recently a photo challenge went out over FB, and probably other social media avenues, to have people photo themselves with the words "I am enough." For who are they enough?
There is perpetuate the belief in counseling and psychology that a person needs to improve their self-esteem. They need to see themselves in a better light. It is suggested that the individual put sticky-notes around their house to remind themselves of how much they are worth. "I am worthy of..." "I deserve..."
For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. ~2 Timothy 3:2-5 (KJV)
But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy...Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will free from you. Draw nigh unto God, and he will draw nigh unto you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye doubleminded. ~ James 3:17, 4:7-8 (KJV)
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