Friday, August 24, 2012

The Root and Spring of Humility

Do you want to know the root and spring of humility? One word describes it. The root of humility is right knowledge. The person who really knows himself and his own heart, who knows God and his infinite majesty and holiness, who knows Christ and the price at which he was redeemed, that person will never be a proud person. He will count himself, like Jacob, unworthy of the least of all God’s mercies. He will say of himself, like Job, ”I am unworthy.” He will cry, like Paul, “I am the worst of sinners” He will consider others better than himself (Philippians 2:3).
- JC Ryle, Commentary on Luke

(HT:  Joe Thorn)

1 comment:

T.A. Ragsdale said...

Great quote from Ryle. I'll be using this one for my upcoming Ambassador III (Character of an Ambassador) class. Thanks for posting Z.