Augustine said something like, "Rise by descending. A tower to God's glory (the thought, I'd guess) has the foundation of humiliation." We need to be becoming less and less (so Christ can become more and more).Of course Pastor Jack had much else to say, which was very good. These are just thoughts that struck me, which I wrote down.
From Philippians 2:5-11.
1. Humility rejects entitlement.
Laying down ALL expectations. Act of surrender giving God more freedom to work in our lives.
2. Humility embraces nothingness.
Architect of Billy Graham meetings, Charley Riggs: "I always asked the Lord to put me in over my head. Then I knew any good that happens is God working." (paraphrase)
3. Humility chooses servanthood.
Then going home we saw a car ahead of us with the license plate having the letters: bhumble.
Funny (ha) how this is an important part of what God is teaching and working in me, lately, it seems. This is in regard to issues that I must put at the Lord's feet, so to speak. And gladly take my place, whatever it might be. Seeking to do God's will, and live out his will for us in Christ Jesus, along with other believers. And be here to be in mission. Hopefully following in the footsteps of Jesus.
How does this strike you? Or/And what has the Lord taught you about humility that you'd like to share with us?