My view of life (God, self, others, the solution) tends to be shaped by my experiences. - Because I am the one who interprets my experiences, my conclusions will be reinforced by each new situation. I will interpret each new circumstance in a way that convinces me that I am right in my way of looking at things, oblivious to the impact of spiritual blindness, sinful desires, and wrong thinking. I need the intervention of truth from someone who really loves me, who can confront and correct the distortions in my view of life.
Paul David Tripp - Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands