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Humility: the soil in which grace takes root

September 16, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Gardening by Edward Horn

One of my least favorite topics but maybe one of the most important to God–humility!  Here are a few quotes from Andrew Murray’s book, Humility, courtesy of David Mays.

“Humility is the only soil in which the graces take root; the lack of humility is the sufficient explanation of every defect and failure.” (17)

“Pride has its root and strength in a terrible spiritual power, outside of us as well as within us.  We must confess it, deplore it, and be aware of its satanic origin.”  (25)

“We must seek a humility that rests in nothing less than the end and death of self; that gives up all the honor of men, as Jesus did, to seek the honor that comes from God alone; that absolutely makes and considers itself nothing so that God may be all, so that the Lord alone may be exalted.” (27)

“Humility toward men will be the only sufficient proof that our humility before God is real.” (57)

“Virtually every Christian … fears and flees and seeks deliverance from all that can humble him.”  “To humble himself has not yet become the spontaneous expression of a life and a nature that are essentially humble.”  “Nothing but the presence of God can reveal and expel self.”  “Our humiliations lead us, in the experience of the presence and power of Jesus to choose humility as our highest blessing.” (100)

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