18 September 2009

Not Pride

  1. Humility is glad that God gets all the credit for choosing us so that we boast only in him and not man.
  2. Humility happily admits that everything we have is a free gift from God, so that we can’t boast in it.
  3. Humility is glad to affirm that God sovereignly governs our heartbeats and safe arrivals, or non-arrivals.
  4. The root of Christian humility is the gospel that Christ died for our sins. That’s how sinful I was. That’s how dependent I am.
  5. Humility gives itself away in serving everyone, rather than seeking to be served.
  6. And humility is glad to affirm that this service is true greatness.

By John Piper, Desiring God Ministries. Read the entire article (excellent) here.

He is having his pastoral staff spend a year on an in-depth study of
C.J. Mahaney's (not too long) book, Humility: True Greatness.
One of my top-ten books, less than $10.