Are We Really Better Than We Think?
David M. Tyler
Over the past 40 years the idea of esteeming one’s self has had a tremendous influence on the Christian church. Years ago, the pursuit of self-love was generally thought to be sinful. Self-esteem is not a biblical concept, and in fact, the opposite is true. Scripture teaches that we are to esteem others as greater than ourselves. The truth is that we have too much self-esteem and not enough God-esteem. Ultimately we must view ourselves as God does, as sinners, desperately in need of God’s forgiving, pardoning and enabling grace and love. This booklet will put “self-esteem” in a proper, biblical perspective.