This says so much. This captures it best. How about this?
“The Christian gospel is that I am so flawed that Jesus had to die for me,
yet I am so loved and valued that Jesus was glad to die for me.
This leads to deep humility and deep confidence at the same time.
It undermines both swaggering and snivelling. I cannot feel superior to anyone, and yet I have nothing to prove to anyone. I do not think more of myself nor less of myself. Instead, I think of myself less.”
from Tim Keller’s, The Reason for God
This is what I believe. This is my assurance. This is what I gladly spend all my days in the pursuit of. For the sake of Jesus. For His church and for His honour in the world……..