The Idolatry of Success

More than other idols, personal success and achievement lead to a sense that we are god, that our security and value rest in our own wisdom, strength and performance. To be the very best at what you do, to be at the top of the heap, means no one is like you. You are supreme.

Tim Keller, Counterfeit Gods: The Empty Promises of Money, Sex and Power, and the Only Hope That Matters (Dutton, 2009), 75

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