Mark’s #44 – The Freedom of Self Forgetfulness by Timothy Keller (2013)

As we read the Bible, the Apostle Paul stands out. He walks in freedom and in Joy – but why?  He was certainly aware of both his failures and his successes, but he refused to be defined by either. His heart had been supernaturally transformed by the gospel of grace.

In this book, Tim Keller unpacks Paul’s exhortation to the Corinthian church with the secret to his freedom (1 Cor. 3:21–4:7) – He doesn’t focus on himself or judge himself, he focuses on Christ and His righteousness and finished work on his behalf.

Though short, this book unpacks a truth worth soaking in.  Pick it up and read it in one sitting.

The thing we would remember from meeting a truly gospel-humble person is how much they seemed to be totally interested in us. Because the essence of gospel-humility is not thinking more of myself or thinking less of myself, it is thinking of myself less.


True gospel-humility means I stop connecting every experience, every conversation, with myself. In fact, I stop thinking about myself. The freedom of self-forgetfulness.

The Freedom of Self Forgetfulness


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