Thursday, May 31, 2012

True humility

From Humility, by Andrew Murray, ch. 6:

It is easy to think we humble ourselves before God.  Yet, humility toward men will be the only sufficient proof that our humility before God is real....

When in the presence of God lowliness of heart has become, not a posture we assume for a time when we think of Him, or pray to Him, but the very spirit of our life, it will manifest itself in all our bearing toward our brethren....

The humble man feels no jealousy or envy.  He can praise God when others are preferred and blessed before him.  He can bear to hear others praised and himself forgotten, because in God's presence he has learned to say with Paul, "I am nothing" (2 Corinthians 12:11).

Amen.  I'm not there yet.  Lord, weave humility into my heart.

1 comment:

MMR said...

Very good prayer.