How to Grow in Humility and Love for Christ

Posted: December 29, 2010 by doulos tou Theou in Christianity, Discipleship, Sanctification, The Christian Life

from Thomas Brooks, edited & adapted by Charles Biggs. Link at bottom to read the whole article.

“God is on high, and yet the higher a person lifts up himself, the further he is from God; and the lower a man humbles himself, the nearer he is to God. Of all souls, God delights most to dwell with the humble, for they do most prize and improve his precious presence.”

How do we identify if we are humble people? What are some characteristics of humility that can serve to aid us in our growth and seeking after Christ?

A humble person never forgets God’s saving grace. A humble person, no matter how much spiritual growth he/she makes, will never forget the mercies of God shown to them, especially in light of their former sinfulness. We must never forget the grace of the Lord that He has shown to us by his grace alone, even while we were God’s enemies, and dead in trespasses and sins (Rom. 5:6ff; Eph. 2:1-4).

A humble person is focused on Christ alone for his righteous standing before God. A humble person overlooks his own righteousness and lives upon the righteousness of Christ alone. A humble person is not focusing on how much progress they have made, as much as how much of the grace of Christ they have yet to obtain (see Philippians 3:8ff).

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