Humility

41eojghgayl-_sx326_bo1204203200_“Humility is to have a blessed home in the Lord, where I can go in and shut the door, and kneel to my Father in secret.” Humility is considered one of the best books on this topic. Brief, but powerful, Murray explores this topic through surveying a range of scriptures passages. Murray considers Christ to be the ultimate model as the one who gave up His life, in order to gain life for His people.

4 thoughts on “Humility

  1. Andrew Murray illustrates the highest virtue of humility by looking at Jesus’s life and teachings and observing what that would look like in regards to our daily lives. A takeaway I received from this book was that the lower we go (or, deeper in humility), the more full and blessed we will be with the glory of God. This truth, in addition to the fact that the highest holiness is the deepest humility along with other fabulous insights from the book, challenges me to continue in my own fight against my pride and towards humility and to take upon Murray’s challenge to take every opportunity of humbling one’s self towards God and others.

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  2. Before reading Humility by Andrew Murray, I had a lot of misunderstandings of what it meant to be humble. In the foreword, Donna Partow clearly depicted what I thought humility was: self-loathing, beating yourself up, letting other people put you down, and low self-esteem. But, this book clearly directed me to the biblical understanding of humility. I learned that I can actually walk in strength and in confidence with God’s power and strength when I kill my pride, die to myself, understand that I am nothing, know that God is everything, and completely submit and depend on God and His grace. After reading this book, I am really challenged to grow in this picture of humility.

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  3. “[Humility] is not something that we bring to God, or that He bestows; it is simply the sense of entire nothingness that comes when we see how truly God is everything.” Andrew Murray teaches that humility is the highest virtue for any disciple of Christ, for Christ taught and embodied humility. And it’s helpful for me to understand that humility is a virtue I need to seek to grow, but an essential part of that growth is not simply will power or false humility but properly understanding who God is.

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  4. Reading Humility, I was hit by the image of humility as something to be greatly desired, an object after which a Christian should constantly strive, a rare gift that people pray to God about, that he would impart it to them. I find it strange, of course, because of my pride and resistance to be made low and servant-like. And unfortunately these might be qualities that saturate the modern church and render many of its members ineffective in emulating the sacrificial love that Jesus had toward us. I often fail to understand that being made low is not a bad thing at all, but the very thing that will allow me to experience the richness of Christian life. Murray enunciates that Jesus himself made himself lowest of all, and he offers the same path to his disciples be emptied of themselves, freed from sin, and allow the fullness of God’s power to dwell in us.

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