As humans, we strive to know ourselves better – to evaluate our strengths and weaknesses in order that we might grow and improve. This is all with good intent, but it often leads to efforts to improve ourselves apart from the saving grace of God. We are made in God’s image and He defines who we are, or rather who we should be. Learning how to improve does not come from knowing ourselves better, but from knowing our creator and savior more fully. As created beings, we only know ourselves to the extent that we know the one who created us. “Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator.” (Colossians 3:9-10 ESV)

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