Humility

Self-Humbling and Self-Searching

Jan 14

Self-Humbling and Self-Searching   "Look not upon me, because I am black, because the sun hath looked upon me: my mother's children were angry with me, they made me the keeper of the vineyards; but mine own vineyard have I not kept."—Song of Solomon 1:6        Whence do I draw my text but from the very fountain …

Song of Solomon:1:6

The Centurion: Or, an Exhortation to the Virtuous

Jan 01

The Centurion: Or, an Exhortation to the Virtuous   “And when they came to Jesus, they besought him instantly, saying, That he was worthy for whom he should do this: for he loveth our nation, and he hath built us a synagogue. Then Jesus went with them. And when he was now not far from the house, …

Luke:7:4-9

A Sermon Upon One Nothing by Another Nothing

Jan 01

A Sermon Upon One Nothing by Another Nothing    “Though I be nothing.”— 2 Corinthians xii. 11.   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 …

2 Corinthians:12:11

Self Low, but Christ High

Aug 31

Self Low, but Christ High   “The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.”— Matthew viii. 8.   THIS centurion was a worthy man from the human point of view; hut he called himself unworthy when he turned towards …

Matthew:8:8

Our Lord in the Valley of Humiliation

Jun 05

Our Lord in the Valley of Humiliation   “And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.” — Philippians ii. 8.   PAUL wishes to unite the saints in Philippi, in the holy bands of love. To do this, he takes them to the cross. Beloved, …

Philippians:2:8

A Homily for Humble Folks

Apr 13

A Homily for Humble Folks   “Surely I am more brutish than any man, and have not the understanding of a man.” — Proverbs xxx. 2. SOMETIMES it is necessary for a speaker to refer to himself, and he may feel it needful to do so in a way peculiar to the occasion. When Elihu addressed himself to …

Proverbs:30:2

Humility the Friend of Prayer

Jun 22

Humility the Friend of Prayer   “I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth, which thou hast shewed unto thy servant; for with my staff I passed over this Jordan; and now I am become two bands.” — Genesis xxxii. 10.   JACOB’S character was far from faultless, but equally removed …

Genesis:32:10

Walking Humbly with God

Sep 12

Walking Humbly with God    “He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?— Micah vi. 8.   WE shall chiefly dwell upon the last line:— “To walk humbly with thy God.”      Man asks, “Wherewith shall …

Micah:6:8

Marrow and Fatness

Mar 29

Marrow and Fatness   “Then went King David in, and sat before the Lord, and he said, Who am I, O Lord God? and what is my house, that thou hast brought me hitherto? And this was yet a small thing in thy sight, O Lord God; but thou hast spoken also of thy servant’s house for …

2 Samuel:7:18-22

Loosing the Shoe-Latchet

Mar 31

Loosing the Shoe-Latchet   “One mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose.”— Luke iii. 16.   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 …

Luke:3:16