Humility

Status and pride are a lethal combination when it comes to Christ, especially in the Church, whether from a member of the congregation or a bishop.

A definition of Humility says Humility does not mean thinking less of yourself than other people, nor does it mean having a low opinion of your own gifts. It means freedom from thinking about yourself one way or the other at all.

I would add to that definition – the freedom is knowing that your worth is in Christ and Christ alone.

Someone has said that those who are truly humble recognize their desperate need for God, not any right to blessing. In other words, our desire should NOT be to love God to get blessed – but simply to love God because he is God – he is the one Lord and king over creation the universe and the earth and he quite simply deserves to be loved regardless of what we receive from him.

And this is the key issue – how desperate are we for God? The answer should be that God is what life is about and therefore we should be very desperate for God.

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