One of the things I’m going to be teaching about this coming Sunday (July 12) is humility. Throughout the Bible it is consistently listed as a virtue we should strive for: --Micah 6:8 famously says to “walk humbly with your God.” --Speaking against shouldering our way into the places of honour at wedding dinners, Jesus … Continue reading You’re not the only one
Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about how individualistic our society has become. Basically, “individualism” is a way of thinking. It’s living like your own immediate needs and wants are more important than the needs of the wider community. It’s a Me-Myself-and-I way of life. I’m not saying your own needs aren’t important. But they’re … Continue reading Consider others better than yourselves
The cardinal virtue is humility. It stands opposite pride and ego. So the more you cultivate humility, with God’s help, the more you prepare yourself to be a more loving person. In fact, and just in case you need some extra motivation to cultivate humility in your life, check out James 4:6: “God opposes the … Continue reading The cardinal virtue
Human pride is the boomerang of your soul. Just when you think you’re done with selfishness and ego they come hurling back to their home within your heart. Pride is like that. Now don’t get me wrong: There are two kinds of pride. Good pride is the way you feel when someone you love scores … Continue reading The boomerang of your soul
Proverbs 3:34 “…but to the humble he gives favor.” (ESV) Today's Thought Recently I was at the hospital and saw a group of doctors having coffee together. All of them were wearing stethoscopes around their necks. I wonder why. Maybe they just didn’t have time to put them away. It’s hard to be sure. And I … Continue reading Hey! I’m one of the important ones!