Here’s what makes humility the most powerful of virtues: True, God-breathed humility makes sin impossible.
It’s only when you face the depth of your need that you can adequately celebrate the grandeur of God’s provision.
Salvation is received…not achieved.
Humility & honesty are essential ingredients of an authentic & mature Christian life.
We need to get it into our heads & hearts that growth in the Christian life is simply growth in seeing that the gospel is true.
Humility undercuts virtually every temptation. To grow in humility is to pull up sin by its roots.
Freedom to sin is only the illusion of freedom. Freedom from sin is true freedom.
Not until we take God seriously will we ever take sin seriously.
A while back, Pastor/Author Tullian Tchividjian gave a message at Covenant Life Church that I thought was simply amazing. It was called “Jesus + Nothing = Everything” and you can listen to it for free here. I can’t recommend this one enough. I’ve listened to it a couple times! Now he has a book coming out about the same topic and I can’t wait to check it out! See the preview below:
Without the power of the Holy Spirit, we not only wouldn’t understand God’s Word, we wouldn’t even have it.