Thursday, July 10, 2008

True Humility

I cannot do any good. I can't do one thing good. I can't love. I can't be selfless. I can't do anything. I have absolutely nothing to boast or brag about. And the weird thing is...Thats just the type of person who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Jesus said whoever humbles himself like a child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

The good news is that it's a blessing to be spiritually poor! It's a blessing to be broken!

Feeling bad because you pretty much suck? Feeling cruddy because you just can't love people the way you know you should? Feel like you just can't do enough? Or even when you do do something good it isn't good enough? Then you're a perfect candidate for salvation! Jesus has bought it for you Himself! He has been crucified and risen from the dead for such people. And many prophets and righteous people desired to see what you see and did not see it and to hear what you hear and did not hear it.

To those poor sinners who have trembled at the words of Jesus from the sermon on the mount, confronted with your own filth and wretchedness. I want to tell you that your eyes are blessed because they see and your ears are blessed because they hear.

Keep your eyes on Him. He loves you not because you paid some enormous cost, but because He paid the infinite cost. Receive from Him even when it feels wrong to receive. Allow yourself to remain humble without a brag or boast and receive everything He has lavished upon you in His grace.


Bino Manjasseril said...

Amen and Amen!

Ira Williams said...

Great word on humility. My prayer is that more of us will come to appreciate the value of this counter-cultural virtue. If you're interested in more on the subject of humility, please visit