Tag Archives: humility

when choice fruit is produced in the shade

“If God has called you to really be like Jesus in all your spirit, He will draw you into a life of crucifixion and humility, and put on you such demands of obedience that He will not allow you to … Continue reading

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humble yourself by casting your anxiety

“Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for ‘God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.’ Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you at the proper time, casting … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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lessons (about pride) from walks with a dog

“Supposing you are taking a dog on a lead through a turnstile or past a post. You know what happens (apart from his usual ceremonies in passing a post!). He tries to go to the wrong side and gets his … Continue reading

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conceit gradually peeling off

“When I first became a Christian, about fourteen years ago, I thought that I could do it on my own, by retiring to my rooms and reading theology, and I wouldn’t go to the churches and Gospel Halls . . … Continue reading

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when my arrogance is worse

When I feel my heart harden, with huffish thoughts toward someone swirling round and round, I desperately need God’s Spirit to bring me up short. When I’m caring more for my own agenda, irritated at what I perceive as arrogance … Continue reading

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the way down is the way up

“…true humility in our church relationships will show itself in our being willing to undertake the very lowest offices for Christ…Genuine humility makes a man think it a great honor to be a doorkeeper in the house of God, or … Continue reading

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Jesus, cast a look on me

Jesus, cast a look on me; Give me sweet simplicity; Make me poor, and keep me low, Seeking only Thee to know. All that feeds my busy pride, Cast it evermore aside; Bid my will to Thine submit, Lay me … Continue reading

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freed from always noticing yourself

“Christian humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less… It is to be no longer always noticing yourself and how you are doing and how you are being treated… Humility is a byproduct of belief … Continue reading

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Envious?

“Envy! Envy is the reverse side of a coin called vanity. Nobody is ever envious of others who is not first proud of himself.” (The Cross of Christ, John R.W. Stott) What seems basic to John Stott takes me a while … Continue reading

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Job’s confusing catastrophe teaches us we’re asking the wrong question

“… Job was a godly man.  Both the author and the Lord himself make that clear up front (1:1, 8; 2:3).  In fact, it was Job’s faithfulness to God that got him into trouble (1:8; 2:3).  So the entire book … Continue reading

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