Many people think we come to God’s Word to find out how to be better people.
God isn’t concerned with you becoming a better you.
God’s desire is that your YOU gets out of the way and is replaced by Christ.
God does not want a really good you; He wants to see His Son in you.
Much of the modern church is focused on this sort of self-help theology.
“The entire focus of the church service seems to flow toward that one goal: to make a new me. The songs are focused on my dating relationship with God (with no thought if the song is biblical or not). The prayers are for those who had a tough week and need grace just to make it through. The sermons are focused on my felt needs and what I need to hear from God to make me a better person.”
You can read the rest of the article this quote is from to get more on the subject. It’s well said.