An old sermon that I’ve kept for many years via Chuck Swindoll:
I listened to this, once again, in light of the recent revelations about Bill Hybels. The scripture is 1st Corinthians 10:12:
Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall.
No one is better than any man as we are all fallen, all broken, all needing grace in truckloads. If you (and I) believe that we are greater than any temptation then we are fools and we’ll be reading about our failure(s) publicly… soon enough.
There are many things that make us all similar… and one of those things is the fact that we believe that we are too easily deceived by our own greatness, we do not believe that we have the blindspots that everyone else has.
It’s just not true.