We are continuing our discussion of Humility: True Greatness. Previous posts:
Introduction: What is Humility?
Chapter 1: The Perils of Pride
Chapter 2: The Dangers of Pride
Chapter 3: Who Wants to be Great?
Chapter 4: Can We Learn Humility?
Chapter 5: Make a List
Chapter 6: How Well Do You Sleep?
Today, I am catching up from last week’s travels by discussing Chapters 7 and 8.
“He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God (Micah 6:8 [NASB]?”
Chapter 7 reminds us of the intentional steps we can take to daily humble ourselves before the Lord:
We are continuing our discussion of Humility by C.J. Mahaney (Chapter 6):
Mahaney begins this chapter with the statement, “few of us have thought biblically and strategically about how to glorify God at the end of the day—even though the way we end today can clearly affect the way we encounter tomorrow (79).”
I’m on campus in Charlotte, North Carolina attending classes at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary this week. One of the things I love about attending classes, particularly on the weekends, is beginning classes with our Friday evening chapel services. Normally, we begin chapel with songs of worship.
Sometimes we sing one of the favorite hymns, “Come Thou Fount of Blessings.” The last stanza reigns true in our lives:
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
Prone to leave the God I love;
Here’s my heart, O take and seal it,
Seal it for thy courts above.
We are all prone to wander, aren’t we? We are tempted on every side and around every corner. We are sometimes tempted to think that we are “above” or have grown “beyond” a particular sin. We must remember that this is not the case with pride! On this side of Heaven, we are never beyond pride and we should never to think that pride has no affect on us.