Quote of the Month

“If anyone would like to acquire humility, I can, I think, tell him the first step. The first step is to realize that one is proud… If you think you’re not conceited, it means you are very conceited indeed.”

-C.S. Lewis

“A truly humble man is sensible of his natural distance from God; of his dependence on Him; of the insufficiency of his own power and wisdom.”

-Jonathan Edwards

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4 thoughts on “Quote of the Month

  1. I need to be reminded of my pride regularly! So often I think I am a humble person, and then realize that it is prideful to even think that I am humble. Without the work of God in my life, I can do nothing pleasing unto Him and am nothing! Thank God for men who have gone before me to pen reminders of what I really am before God, a sinner saved by grace, who needs to be reminded to be humble.

  2. This is really good Heather! I had not thought of this before, so I’ve started asking myself if I’m really being humble. I don’t always like the answer I get…thank you for the reminder! It is so true that we’re literally nothing without the work of God! (And by the way, if you don’t recognize my screen name…ask Nate!)
    – Johann Van De Leeuw

  3. J.C. Ryle once said something like this… “Ignorance and inexperience are the pedestal of pride, once the pedestal is removed pride will soon follow.” How true!

    God gave me a big mouth to give me many opportunities to be humbled. But by God’s grace, I am learning that humility is so much deeper than eating my own words. Humility is a heart issue that transforms us as we become changed to more closely reflect the character of Christ.

    Thanks for the great post. – Josiah

  4. Dear Brothers Detwiler (Josiah):
    So true; humility is indeed “a heart issue”. That sentence about having a big mouth describes myself quite well.

    And again, great post Heather!

    Blessings,
    Johann

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