Tuesday, January 16, 2007


I'm reading a book now called "Humility" by Andrew Murray. It is a must read for every believer. Here are a few quotes from the book:

Humility is something infinitely deeper than contrition...it is our participation in the life of Jesus...it is our true nobility...being servants of all is the highest fulfillment of our destiny.

Meekness and lowliness of heart are the chief mark by which they who follow the meek and lowly Lamb of God are to be known.

His humility is our salvation. His salvation is our humility.

The call to humility has been too little regarded in the Church because its true nature and importance has been too little apprehended. It is not something which we bring to God, or which He bestows; it is simply the sense of entire nothingness which comes when we see how truly God is ALL, and in which we make way for God to BE ALL.

Humility must be made the object of special desire and prayer and faith and practice.

It is pride that made redemption needful; it is from our pride that we need above everything to be redeemed!

Pride has its root and strength in a terrible spiritual power, outside of us as well as within us; and as needful as it is that we confess and deplore it as our very own, of equal importance is the recognition of its satanic origin.

Christ is the humility of God embodied in human nature; the Eternal Love humbling itself, clothing itself in the garb of meekness and gentleness, to win and serve and save us.

Believe with your whole heart that this Christ, whom God has given you, even as His divine humility accomplished the work for you, will enter in to dwell and work within you too, and make you what the Father would have you be.

This life of entire self-abnegation, of absolute submission and dependence upon the Father's will, Christ found to be one of perfect peace and joy. He lost nothing by giving all to God. God honored His trust, and did all for Him, and then exalted Him to His own right hand in Glory.

(Jesus) teaches us where true humility takes its rise and finds its strength: in the knowledge that it is God who worketh all in all, and that our place is to yield to Him in perfect resignation and dependence-in full consent to be and to do nothing of ourselves.

The moment God finds the creature abased and empty will His glory and power flow in to exalt and to bless. He that humbleth himself-that must be our one care-shall be exalted; that is God's care. By His mighty power and in His great love He will do it.

And let us believe that what He shows, He gives; what He is, He imparts. As the meek and lowly One, He will come in and dwell in the longing heart.

Humility is one of the chief and the highest graces, one of the most difficult of attainment, one to which our first and chiefest efforts ought to be directed, and one that only comes in power when the fullness of the Spirit makes us partakers of the indwelling Christ and He lives within us.

Humility is the only path to the glory of God.

...no outward instruction, not even by Christ Himself; no argument, however convincing; no sense of the beauty of humility, however deep; no personal resolve or effort, however sincere and earnest-none of these can cast out the devil of pride...It is only by the indwelling of Christ in His divine humility that we become truly humble.

In His death He destroyed the power of the devil, He put away sin, He effected an everlasting redemption. In His resurrection He received from the Father an entirely new life, the life of man energized by the power of God-a life capable of being communicated to men and entering and renewing and filling their lives with His divine power. In His ascension He received the Spirit of the Father, through whom He might do what He could not do while upon the earth-make Himself one with those He loved, actually live their life for them-so that they could live before the Father in a humility like His, because it was Himself who lived and breathed in them. An on Pentecost He came and took possession.

It is only where we, like the Son, truly know and show that we can do nothing of ourselves, that God will do all.

God is faithful.

Grace and peace

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