The Blessing of Humility

How does humility--the foundational virtue of the normal Christian life--become a normal part of our everyday lives? Jerry Bridges sees in the Beatitudes a series of blessings from Jesus, a pattern for humility in action.

The Blessing of Humility

We all admire humility when we see it. But how do we practice it? How does humility--the foundational virtue of the normal Christian life--become a normal part of our everyday lives? Jerry Bridges sees in the Beatitudes a series of blessings from Jesus, a pattern for humility in action. Starting with poverty in spirit--an acknowledgment that in and of ourselves we are incapable of living holy lives pleasing to God--and proceeding through our mourning over personal sin, our hunger and thirst for righteousness, our experience of persecutions large and small, and more, we discover that humility is itself a blessing: At every turn, God is present to us, giving grace to the humble and lifting us up to blessing.

Witness of the Saints

It might have been unclear to which poor he was referring, if after the words Blessed are the poor, he had not added anything ... cannot be doubted that the poor can more easily attain the blessing of humility than those who are rich.

Witness of the Saints

"In the four volumes of the Liturgy of the Hours ... there are nearly 600 selections from the writings of the Fathers and saints. Seeing the potential of this vast collection as a theological resource, Milton Walsh has organized these selection by topics according to the four pillars of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. This topical concordance allows the reader to compare what the various authors have written on the same themes, while a chronological timeline of the readings shows their relationship to each other in time. Walsh has also provided background on the liturgical celebrations of the Church, as well as historical information on each author." --Book jacket.

The Lost Revelation

The blessing in a gift is getting rid of a little more of the arrogance toward God that worldly possessions represent. The blessing is humility and the vehicle to achieve that blessing is denial. The size of the gift is the ...

The Lost Revelation

Providing us with the only known revelation of the Gospel according to substitution-a new and exciting interpretation of biblical truth-Ira Messenger is probably the most controversial theologian of our day. Author of the books "The Wrong Turn," "The Fourth Dimension," and "The Indictment," Messenger is also a radio and television talk show host. "The Lost Revelation" offers answers to questions that his listening audience has submitted. What makes Messenger so controversial is his attack on the mantra of present-day Christianity. Messenger brings a different perspective to biblical interpretation, one in which God takes the initiative in His relationship with humankind rather than simply observing and judging its actions. Do yourself a favor and add the revelation of the Gospel of Substitution to your religious perspective. You may find yourself questioning much of what you believed to be true about Christianity.

Letters to Young Scholars Second Edition

Jerry Bridges, The Blessing of Humility 2. Thomas à Kempis, The Imitation of Christ 3. C. S. Lewis, “The Great Sin,” Book III, chapter 8 in Mere Christianity 4. C. S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters, Chapter 14 5. C.J. Mahaney, Humility 6.

Letters to Young Scholars  Second Edition

Letters to Young Scholars is designed primarily for college students, advanced high school students, and church and parachurch study groups on spiritual development. As a college text, the book introduces beginning students to the general education (or liberal arts) portion of a Christian college education. It gives major emphasis to the humanities and social science disciplines, the integration of the Christian faith with those disciplines, and the application of Christian thought to daily living (applied Christianity). It seeks to challenge the students to become broader in perspective and appreciation, more compassionate toward all of God's creatures, and more confident and committed as they develop their worldviews and personal values.

Pop s Advice

Humility: The Journey Toward Holiness by Andrew Murray Humility: The Forgotten Virtue by Wayne Mack * Humility: True Greatness by C.J. Mahaney * The Blessing of Humility by Jerry Bridges * The Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness by Timothy ...

Pop s Advice

Grandchildren are a wonderful blessing, and they need the best advice possible for their lives to turn out well. As a proud granddad, Dr. Chris Thurman passes along advice he has gleaned from his many years as a person of faith and psychologist. While written for his grandkids, this book can be helpful to all young people and the parents and grandparents helping them live a fuller and healthier life. Some of the biblically-solid advice offered in this book includes • Hang around good people • Think the right thoughts • Be angry, but don’t act the fool • Be content with little • Guard your heart • Let others toot your horn • Be grateful, even for your problems • Do the hard things first In Pop’s Advice, Dr. Chris Thurman guides our children and those of us raising them in a time-tested direction so their lives can be all God intended. The advice in this book can help not only our young people but those of us who are older trying to make our way through life. Regardless of age or situation, Pop’s Advice can guide all of us to live life in a way that goes beyond all we could have ever hoped for or imagined.

Humility and Absolute Surrender

an address I lately heard, the speaker said that the blessings of the higher Christian life were often like the objects exposed in a shop window—one could see them clearly, and yet could not reach them. If told to stretch out his hand ...

Humility and Absolute Surrender


Humility s Cry

Any resource given above and beyond the provision of our needs is intended by God to be a blessing to others. ... God's blessings because they fail to steward the blessing and influence they have been given well.

Humility   s Cry

God desires that His children partner with Him in transforming the earth and creating a legacy that will echo into eternity. This can only be accomplished through a whole-hearted pursuit of the treasure of humility. Attaining this costly prize is what empowers us to step into our God-given mandate to co-create the world hand-in-hand with our Father. This is what we were created for! Humilitys Cry is a gripping and deeply personal narrative that will take you on a journey into the heights of Gods heart while inspiring you to sojourn more deeply into surrender. Author Jordan Verner shares the story of his transformation in the area of humility and invites fellow believers to walk with him into a life of abounding kingdom fruitfulness. We are called to partner with God in co-creating cultural artifacts that demonstrate the kingdom of heaven on earth or in other words, we are called to live a life that leaves the world around us exclaiming Only God! Humilitys Cry beckons the reader to embark on this creative journey and say Yes! to the sacred invitation to surrender ones life wholly and completely to Jesus. Whether you are a new believer or have a long history of faith, this story is full of deep truths that will propel you forward on your journey of seeking after the heart of God.

The Whole Works of the Right Rev Jeremy Taylor

But the perfectness of her prudence and exhe would also for ever give many more blessings : cellent parts could not be ... and learning of a devil ; fair example , and a blessing . so humility is the greatest eminency , and art of 10.

The Whole Works of the Right Rev  Jeremy Taylor


Notes of Spiritual Retreats and Instructions

It was the matrons who expected the blessing . The height of Mary's ambition was to be the handmaid of the mother of the Messiah ; what humility ! Read her Magnificat . Those humble words are said by the most glorious creature God has ...

Notes of Spiritual Retreats and Instructions


The Cloak of Humility

The blessing of spending the last days with her brother was worth it all. No one in all of the wealth had given her anything material but she had received the wealth from heaven. There was no longer any desire to possess the material ...

The Cloak of Humility

History changed its course one insignificant day and only God knows why. Only several years later will the truth be known. It took years full of hardship to understand that every event must happen to bring the desired result to God's plan for the world. God set destiny in action by choosing someone unknown, crippled, and abandoned by the world. She would be the example of how he expected His children to serve Him. There would be no compromise or discussion about His decision because He knew who would be obedient to His training. The timing was perfect to save a dying world from complete disaster. Not everyone listened to His warning, but, if only one person was saved, his mission would be accomplished. Bonnie was renamed Mercy when she learned the secret to serving her master. It was Mercy who was willing to sacrifice the material things in life to honor God. As God takes her through the journey of her life, she begins to understand why she walked alone with only God to help her. The Cloak of Humility is the story of her journey from the life that she knew to a life walking with God!

The Theme of Recompense in Matthew s Gospel

3-10, since each Beatitude contains a promise of blessing which often indicates that a reversal of fortune will take ... The concept of humility, understood as the opposite of self-exaltation and arrogance, plays an important role in ...

The Theme of Recompense in Matthew s Gospel

Matthew's theology of the Spirit has received scant scholarly attention, a regrettable oversight since the evangelist is careful to note that the eschatological redemption described in his Gospel is the direct result of the activity of God's Spirit. Matthew's narrative of God's restoring work, which begins with Jesus and continues through his followers, is informed by, even as it extends, the larger biblical narrative concerning God's creative, redemptive, and restorative work at the centre of which stands his Spirit, his active presence. As the study elaborates upon the broad sweep of Matthew's interest in the Spirit, the operation of the Spirit is examined in relation to the three theological categories of christology, soteriology, and ecclesiology.

Humility S Burden

asked Humility. ... “Okay, just give me a moment,” said Humility, as she turned around and put her hands over her face. ... “But now you know that what I say is for your blessing, and what I don't say is not a blessing, but a curse.

Humility   S Burden

Humility grew up in the City of Spirituality and obeyed every law, except the one that prohibits women from disagreeing with a man about spiritual reality. She was punished by the Shame Enforcement Officers and forced by them to drag a burdensome suitcase of shame everywhere she went. Her only hope to be freed of this burden was to enter a deadly labyrinth behind an old church. Humilitys Burden is about a womans quest to find her true spiritual identity, and when she found it, she started a revolution. Along the way, Humility encountered magic, mystic arts, postmodernism, and spiritual oppression; but what she least expected was to meet God face-to-face. This Christian allegory is a celebration of a womans spirituality and a declaration of her vital role as a spiritual leader.

Christian Temper Or A View of the Blessed Change Gradually Wrought in the Natural Disposition of Man by the Admission of Christian Principles Into His Understanding and Life

from humility , thankfulness , and the blessing of that God to whoin he ones them . Are his talents on the contrary , not so distinguished , and doth it therefore appear to him that he is of little or no use in society ?

Christian Temper  Or  A View of the Blessed Change Gradually Wrought in the Natural Disposition of Man by the Admission of Christian Principles Into His Understanding and Life


The Family Friend

Surely not ; i Holy Spirit's strength . that is the action of a moral Such are the people whom Jesus declares to be blessed . coward , and humility can be Now , what is the blessing which Ho promises to them ? truly brave .

The Family Friend


A dictionary of poetical illustrations

HUMILITY . Blessing of OH ! learn that it is only by the lowly The paths of peace are trod ; If thou would'st keep thy garments white and holy , Walk humbly with thy God . The man with earthly wisdom high uplifted , Is in God's sight a ...

A dictionary of poetical illustrations


The Gallery of the Life of Jesus Christ

And certainly we should all try to learn the lesson of humility which Jesus taught, when we see how it helps to make us useful. And then there is one other reason why we should learn this lesson, and that is because of the—BLESSING—that ...

The Gallery of the Life of Jesus Christ

Reproduction of the original: The Gallery of the Life of Jesus Christ by Richard Newton

New Cyclopaedia of Poetical Illustrations

HUMILITY , Blessing of . And I scarce can see for weeping01 learn that it is only by the lowly But I knock on the open door . The paths of peace are trod ; If thou woulds't keep thy garments white and I am lowest of those who love Him ...

New Cyclopaedia of Poetical Illustrations


Cyclopaedia of Poetry

HUMILITY , Blessing of . And I scarce can see for weeping-0 ! learn that it is only by the lowly But I knock on the open door . The paths of peace are trod ; I am lowest of those who love Him , If thou woulds't keep thy garments white ...

Cyclopaedia of Poetry