|Our claim to our right to ourselves clouds our ability to see God and come to Him|
Adam disobeyed, and there entered in the disposition of sin,the disposition of self realisation---I am my own God.
This disposition may work out in a hundred and one different ways, decorous morality or in indecorous immorality, but it has the one basis--my claim to my right to myself.
That disposition was never in our Lord.
Self- will, self -assertiveness, self-seeking were never in Him.
From "The Psychology of Redemption" by Oswald Chambers