Resources by Humility

A Sermon Upon One Nothing by Another Nothing

THE divine discipline had succeeded well with the apostle Paul. There was danger of his being exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelation which he received, and therefore there was given him a thorn in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to buffet him: this trial fully answered its purpose, and Paul remained a lowly-minded servant of Jesus Christ. His humility comes out in the incident before us....

2 Corinthians 12:11

Self-Humbling and Self-Searching

Jan 14      Whence do I draw my text but from the very fountain of love? And to whom shall I address my discourse but to the friends of the bridegroom? Ye must have warm hearts, quick sensibilities, lively emotions to interpret the sayings and sympathise the tender notes of this most sacred song.      I suppose that the history of the statues in St. Paul's Cathedral, from year to...

Song of Solomon 1:6

The Centurion: Or, an Exhortation to the Virtuous

Aug 15 THIS centurion certainly had a high reputation. Two features of character blend in him which do not often meet in such graceful harmony. He won the high opinion of others and yet he held a low estimation of himself. There are some who think little of themselves; and they are quite correct in their feelings, as all the world would endorse the estimate of their littleness. Others there are who...

Luke 7:4-9

Humility the Friend of Prayer

Jun 22 JACOB’S character was far from faultless, but equally removed from despicable. He possessed great strength of character and force of judgment, and this became somewhat a snare to him, so that he did not always move through life with the childlike repose of Isaac, or the royal serenity of Abraham, but was at times crafty and pettifogging, like his relatives on the mother’s side. Yet I demur to that depreciation...

Genesis 32:10

Walking Humbly with God

Sep 12 WE shall chiefly dwell upon the last line:— “To walk humbly with thy God.”      Man asks, “Wherewith shall I come before the Lord, and bow myself before the high God?” and, as if he must set himself to answer his own question, he further enquires, “Shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves of a year old? Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams, or...

Micah 6:8

Marrow and Fatness

Mar 29 DAVID was overwhelmed with the mercy of God: Nathan’s message was too much for him. He felt emotions in his bosom which he could not express. Like a wise man, he went at once, while under the impulse of gratitude, into the place of nearness to God. It was not every one who might go in and sit before the Lord as he did; but he felt he had a...

2 Samuel 7:18-22

Loosing the Shoe-Latchet

Mar 31 IT was not John’s business to attract followers to himself but to point them to Jesus, and he very faithfully discharged his commission. His opinion of his Master, of whom he was the herald, was a very high one; he reverenced him as the anointed of the Lord, the King of Israel, and, consequently, he was not tempted into elevating himself into a rival. He rejoiced to declare “he must...

Luke 3:16

Another Royal Procession

Mar 3      It is not our intention to preach alone from this verse, but from the combined narrative of our Savior's triumphant entry into the city of Jerusalem, as contained in the four evangelists.      When our Lord was here on earth, he was a humble man before his foes, a weary man and full of woes, and only now and then did some glimpses of his native royalty...

Matthew 21:5

Self-Humbling

May 5 JOSIAH was very earnestly engaged in a devout work for God: he was cleansing, beautifying, and repairing the Temple at Jerusalem. While this was being done, a copy of the book of the laws being found, it was carried to the king, and the king at once diligently perused it. While reading it he discovered certain terrible penalties threatened to idolaters and other offenders; and, knowing that his subjects had...

2 Chronicles 34:27

Humility

Mar 17 It is not often that a man may safely speak about his own humility. Humble men are mostly conscious of great pride, while those who are boastful of humility have nothing but false pretence, and really lack and want it. I question whether any of us are at all judges as to our pride or humility ; for verily, pride so often assumes the shape of lowliness when it hath...

Acts 20:19