a truly humble woman


A truly humble woman is aware of her ignorance and weakness, of her lack of power and wisdom, as compared to God. She knows she is subject to God and that He is the sovereign Lord and King over all. She is willing to submit to His reign in her life, and she earnestly seeks a humble spirit. She wants to live daily with a deep and abiding sense of her comparative smallness before God, and she works to be humble toward Him and other people. She distrusts herself. She confesses her lack before her Lord. She relies on God, and renounces all glory except glory from Him. She yields herself wholeheartedly to His will and His service. She avoids “aspiring, ambitious, ostentatious, assuming, arrogant, scornful, stubborn, willful, leveling, self-justifying behavior; and strives for more and more of the humble spirit that Christ manifested while He was on earth.” (First sentences paraphrased, and the last directly quoted, from Jonathan Edwards)

“He leads the humble in what is right,
and teaches the humble his way.”

(Psalm 25:9)

Painting: Altere Frau In Der Bibel Lesend (Older Woman Reading Her Bible) by Albert Anker, 1904


About Jill

I'm a wife, mom to three beautiful children, and work as children's ministry director at Redeemer PCA in Athens, GA, a place our family treasures as our church home. It's been thirty years since the Lord saved me, and to this day I'm astounded at His steadfast love shed upon unfaithful me. My hope would be that I might speak and write in ways God would use to soften hearts toward Him, that we would together be enamored by the glorious beauty of Jesus and awakened to His love unimagined. Thanks so much for reading!
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