And one day death’s final blow-the one we each must take for ourselves-will remove from us the final vestiges of pride. And so I wonder, too, if this is why Jesus had to die. Why the redemption of the proud people could only come by a great humbling. Why the grip of pride could only be broken by an act of greater humility.
Loved this study on Humility and what it actually looks like. How we are to apply it and what it means for us. It is something that I will not fully understand but Oh do I want it. It is really what our soul needs. It gives real peace. Anderson takes creation and brings humility alive. In farming, the waiting and the cultivating is where we can learn humility the best.
What struck me is how much we fight humility without really being aware. It is humility that we recognize our need for God. It is in Humility that we can endure suffering, loss and even success.
Humility discourages entitlement and teaches us responsibility.
Quotes that encouraged me…
When we consider our resources, it is not enough to simply count our one thousand gifts. Our one thousand gifts are actually one thousand opportunities.
This was the boundary between the creature and the Creator. Only the Creator God had a right to access this tree. Only He had the right to know (or establish) good and evil. To consume the tree of the knowledge of good and evil would be, in essence, to reject God as God and establish mankind in His place. To consume the tree of knowledge of good and evil would be to deny everything that is true of the creature’s dependence on God. We are in a fight, a battle of pride that leaves much at stake.
A very biblical understanding of humility that all should read. This is a great resource to come back time and time again.
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