Category Archives: Humility

Humbled

The blizzard hit Friday night.  My power went out Saturday morning and didn’t come back until noon Monday.  Some people are still without power.  My phone service disappeared Saturday afternoon and didn’t come back until Monday morning.  Needless to say, … Continue reading

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Humble Orthodoxy

I’m thinking this cartoon relates well to our humility focus this week.

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Humility Before God, Part 2

Humility before God is a right recognition of who God is and who I am that leads to a right response.  We must recognize that God is our Creator and we are his creatures.  We must recognize that God is … Continue reading

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Humility Before God, Part 1

Humility before God begins with a right recognition of who God is and who I am, and this right recognition is grounded in Creation and the Fall. In creation, we are reminded that God is the Creator and we are … Continue reading

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Fire From Heaven

In Luke 9:51-56, the Samaritans reject Jesus, so James and John suggest that they might call down fire from heaven to destroy them.  Jesus rebukes them.  He has come not to destroy but to save.  Are we more like Jesus, or … Continue reading

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Better Than You

“An argument arose among them as to which of them was the greatest” (Luke 9:46).  Can you imagine that?  Grown men arguing about who was the greatest!  And this, just after Jesus, the truly great one, had spoken of becoming … Continue reading

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Rely On God

I was listening to part of a message about John Bunyan by John Piper this morning which referenced II Corinthians 1:9 – “Indeed, we felt that we had received the sentence of death.  But that was to make us rely … Continue reading

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Still Swaggering

Yesterday I wrote about the swagger wagon commercials and our tendency to swagger despite God’s call to humility.  It struck me a few hours after I wrote the post, that I was swaggering about the post.  I thought pretty highly … Continue reading

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Swagger Wagon

Toyota has a hilarious series of “swagger wagon” commercials that in their words feature “two self-absorbed parents and the only vehicle that matches their awesomeness.”  The entire series is done tongue-in-cheek, but captures a real attitude in our world today.  … Continue reading

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Humble Gratitude

A Pharisee invites Jesus to his home.  He treats Jesus rudely – neither giving him water to wash his feet or even giving  a proper greeting.  Then comes this woman.  We know little about her – only that she was … Continue reading

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