Thursday, February 25, 2016

Pray For Humility

Let a prayer for humility and the spirit of a little child, form our daily supplications. Of all creatures none has so little right to be proud as man, and of all men none ought to be so humble as the Christian.
Is it really true that we confess ourselves to be miserable sinners, and daily debtors to mercy and grace? Are we the followers of Jesus, who was meek and lowly of heart, and made Himself of no reputation for our sakes? Then let that same mind be in us which was in Christ Jesus. Let us lay aside all high thoughts and self-conceit. In lowliness of mind, let us esteem others better than ourselves. Let us be ready, on all occasions, to take the lowest place. And let the words of our Savior ring in our ears continually, “He that is least among you all the same shall be great.”
~ J.C. Ryle
Expository Thoughts on the Gospels: Luke volume 1, [Carlisle, PA: Banner of Truth, 1986], 327, 328. {Luke 9:46-50}

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