Richard Foster writes in Celebration of Discipline that the moment we put too much stock in our own abilities to counteract and control the plague of sin, is the very same moment that we begin worshiping our own efforts.
I love this rhetorical question he raises about Paul's letter to the Colossians (specifically 2:20-23): "Isn't it ironic that Paul looks at our most strenuous efforts in the spiritual walk and calls them idolatry, "will worship"?"
Nathan Key likes to think about faith and philosophy and talk about it with others. He lives with his family in New Hampshire. He doesn't always refer to himself in the third person.