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Tag Archives: Humility
As you start another year of ministry, pursue joy and humility amid the wondrous weight of the task.
Self-glory turns those who have been chosen and called to be ambassadors into self-appointed kings.
Self-glory will cause you to speak too much when you should listen and to feel no need to speak when you surely should.
Assessments of arrival crush personal worship.
In talking about humility and ambition, think spiritual crime scene. Ambition starts out as a business partner with humility, but doesn’t want to share control. An argument ensues. Ambition gets carried away, whacks humility and the next thing you know humility is a chalk line on the sidewalk. Ambition becomes a partner of one.
It was the elephant in the room. One just can’t write a book on ambition without facing the hulking presence of humility. In the historical stare-down, humility always won. Why not just campaign for greed? … or theft? But what I discovered in studying scripture and the experience of people pursuing ambition—some historic, some quietly heroic—really grabbed me. Here’s a snapshot: The greatest ambitions are realized on the path of humility. In this short series of posts, I want to explore the goal of ambition found on the path of humility.
From Burk Parsons in John Calvin: A Heart for Devotion, Doctrine and Doxology: Humility is the supreme virtue according to Calvin, not only in attitude but in all of life. The Christian's humility should shine forth into the pompous darkness of this world. It is neither our eloquence nor our brilliance that directs men to God; [...]
I have a confession to make. Parenting is the hardest, most humbling task I have to do. If ever I think I have already obtained the goal of the upward call in Christ Jesus, parenting helps me realize how far I have yet to go. While parenting our daughters, my shortcomings are magnified and my [...]
Thomas Watson asks, "How may a Christian know that he is humble and consequently godly?" He gives ten answers. Here's number eight: A humble man is willing to have his name and gifts eclipsed, so that God's glory may be increased. He is content to be outshone by others in gifts and esteem, so that [...]