Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Lamech is Alive and Well

Whilst we continue to believe that it is principles that rule our lives rather than persons, we will continue to go down strange rabbit holes.

Many consider the boosting of a person's self-esteem as the ultimate good, so what do we make of this article reporting on a recent study showing that self-esteem is more intensely boosted when we refuse to apologize for something we have done wrong compared to when we do apologize?

In what might otherwise have been a depressing read, there is the admission that further study is needed into the long term effects of these choices for, whilst in the short term subjects felt "better" (whatever that means), in the long term who knows what the consequences of those choices would be...

Reading this reminded me of Lamech (Gen 4:23-24). Self-justification may become all the rage - if it isn't already - in the world of psychotherapy. But there are few things more odious to God than a self-justifying and haughty spirit, (Prov. 6:16-17 by contrast with Isa. 66:2).

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