Life Lesson

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For Sunday November 13, 2022

James 4:6
“God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”

Few people would dare write a book on the subject of humility—we feel innately disqualified. But one man did write a wonderful book on this subject—the South African pastor Andrew Murray. In all, Murray wrote 240 books, many of them about holiness. In his mid-fifties, he contracted a mysterious throat ailment that took him from the pulpit for two years. Many years later, recalling the life lessons of that period, he preached twelve sermons on the subject of humility, and they were published when he was nearly eighty.

“There is nothing so divine and heavenly,” wrote Murray, “as being the servant and helper of all. The faithful servant who recognizes his position finds a real pleasure in supplying the wants of the master and his guests. When we realize that humility is something infinitely deeper than contrition, and accept it as our participation in the life of Jesus, we will begin to learn that it is our true nobility. . . . When I look back upon my own Christian experience, or at the church of Christ as a whole, I am amazed at how little humility is seen as the distinguishing feature of discipleship.”

His humility became our salvation. His salvation is our humility.

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David Jeremiah, Turning Points with God: 365 Daily Devotions (Tyndale, 2014)
Unless otherwise noted, Scripture taken from the New King James Version®, NKJV © 1982 by Thomas Nelson.
Used by permission. All rights reserved.

About Roland Ledoux

Pastor of Oasis Bible Ministry, an outreach ministry of teaching, encouragement and intercessory prayer from the Holy Bible, the written Word of God and author of the ministry website, For The Love of God. He lives in Delta, Colorado with his beautiful wife of 50+ years and a beautiful yellow lab whom they affectionately call Bella.
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