Tag Archives: humility

God gives grace to the humble…

“O thou God of all grace, make me more thankful, more humble” Continue reading

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Defeating Pride by Showing Honor

Pride is really nothing more than a defense against a perceived threat. When we rest secure in the promises of God, then pride serves no purpose, and we can honor God and one another as we are commanded. Continue reading

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Only wretches need grace…

For grace is only necessary for the wretched, healing is only needed for the sick, salvation is only for those who are doomed. We are none of us above it, we all stand in desperate need of God’s grace. Continue reading

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A Holy Paradox

It is those who feel their sin with hurt and penitence who are the truly righteous, and it is those who are sure they are righteous and need no repentance who are the real sinners. It is the dispirited who … Continue reading

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Pride and the Pastorate

As a pastor, I am keenly aware of the sins with which I struggle.  It makes me a little more tolerant when those around me struggle in sin.  I spend a good amount of time in prayer every Sunday morning, … Continue reading

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My heart is not lifted up…

“O Lord, my heart is not lifted up; my eyes are not raised too high; I do not occupy myself with things too great and marvelous for me.” (Psalm 131:1 ESV) We don’t know the occasion that prompted the writing … Continue reading

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Dealing with Adversity

“Fight or Flight” are the two recognized biological responses of all animals facing acute stress. There is a third response; it is not biological, it is spiritual.
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