Tag Archives: humility

Loud Braying Reveals An Ass

Charles Haddon Spurgeon: “Never talk of what you have done, but go on to something else. An officer rode up to his general, and said, “Sir, we have taken two guns from the enemy.” “It is well,” said the general, “take two more.” BA59 The Lord loves to use tools which are not rusted with […]

The Water Cure

Sometime when you’re feeling important, Sometime when your ego’s in bloom, Sometime when you take it for granted, You’re the best qualified in the room. Sometimes when you think that your absence, Would leave an unfillable hole. Just follow this simple instruction And see how it humbles your soul. Take a bucket and fill it […]

The Basis of True Greatness

even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. – Matthew 20:28 “Our Lord does not condemn the spirit of ambition, but simply aims to point out the basis of real greatness. He regarded His disciples, in a certain sense, […]

Serving is Better than Ruling

There is no grace which should distinguish the Christian so much as humility. He that would be great in the eyes of Christ, must aim at a totally different mark from that of the Pharisees. His aim must be, not so much to rule as to serve the Church. Well says Baxter, “church greatness consisteth […]

Beware of Pride, My Friend

Almost always when we start to feel a little too good about ourselves, something or someone comes along to bring us down a notch. This inspirational piece is that something which puts us back in our place: If you can start the day without a cigarette, If you can start the day without caffeine, If […]

The Walter Mitty Complex

You may recall James Thurber’s The Secret Life of Walter Mitty , a short story turned into a movie in 1947 with Danny Kaye in the starring role. Mitty is a character stuck in a very mundane life who escapes the bounds of that life via a very active imagination. He imagines himself various dashing […]

Imaginary Treasures

We are all beggars at God’s gates. The difference between the hypocrite and the person who is truly humble, however, is this: One (the humble) is poor in spirit, while the other, who is even more empty and needy, acts as though he is rich, lacking nothing. He is living on imaginary treasure… – Jonathan […]

How to Avoid Being Legalistic in Evangelism

Ray Pritchard of Keep Believing Ministries has some wise counsel on how to avoid being legalistic when sharing the Gospel. One of the marks of legalism is an arrogance, a pride, that is ugly. Sometimes, we may profess Christ truly, but do it with a way, and with an attitude that turns people away. How […]

The Happiest Christians

  This precious value, then, is for you who believe. – I Peter 2:7 (NASB)   They are the happiest Christians, who have the lowest thoughts of themselves, and in whose eyes Jesus is most glorious and precious. – John Newton’s Letters  

The Battle With Sin

This is the introduction of a series on The Battle With Sin by Tim Conway: #1 – The Battle With Sin: Pride #2 The Battle With Sin: Violent for Humility #3 The Battle With Sin: I Want My Way

A Puritan’s Prayer: The Great God

O Fountain of All Good, Destroy in me every lofty thought, Break pride to pieces and scatter it to the winds. Annihilate each clinging shred of     self-righteousness, Implant in us true lowliness of spirit, Abase me to self-loathing and self-abhorrence, Open in me a fount of penitential tears, Break me, then bind me up; […]

I, Nebuchadnezzar

Immediately the word was fulfilled against Nebuchadnezzar. He was driven from among men and ate grass like an ox, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven till his hair grew as long as eagles’ feathers, and his nails were like birds’ claws. At the end of the days I, Nebuchadnezzar, lifted my […]

The Humility of Christ

Matt Glass (HeartCry) describes the ways in which Jesus humbled Himself before other people, and teaches us how to imitate His example in our attitude towards others. The Humility of Christ: Toward Others from HeartCry Missionary Society on Vimeo.

MacDonald & Mahaney: Grace Through The Humble To The Humble

The Humility of Calvin’s Calvinism

Burk Parsons: As the surest source of destruction to men is to obey themselves, so the only haven of safety is to have no other will, no other wisdom, than to follow the Lord wherever he leads. Let this, then, be the first step, to abandon ourselves, and devote the whole energy of our minds […]

He Emptied Himself

Have this attitude in yourselves, which was also in Christ Jesus, who, although he existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, being made in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, […]

A Puritan’s Prayer: Humility In Service

Mighty God, I humble myself for faculties misused, opportunities neglected, words ill-advised, I repent of my folly and inconsiderate ways, my broken resolutions, untrue service, my backsliding steps, my vain thoughts. O bury my sins in the ocean of Jesus’ blood, and let no evil result from my fretful temper, unseemly behavior, provoking pettiness, If […]

John Piper: The Protestant Work Ethic

You can view the full video here.

Mark Driscoll: Pride vs Humility

Truth is truth isn’t it? Good message…. – JT Here’s a link to another good (actually, very good) message from Mark on the same portion of I Peter.  Note: If you’ve never seen Mark in a suit, you may want to sit down before viewing. 🙂  See it here.

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