Wednesday, August 4, 2010

quote of the week, august 1-7, 2010

This post inaugurates a new weekly trend that I will (hopefully) attend to on a regular basis, since, as the name indicates it is the "quote of the week." I intend to post a variety of statements, verses, passages, etc., some of which may be at odds with one another, but all of which will (if successful) serve to encourage, challenge, instruct, and transform us so that we may continue to "Give unto the LORD the glory due to His name [and] worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness" (Psalm 29:2, KJV). My apologies to the nature of this endeavor, as it only provides us with glimpses of an author's thought(s) by way of reference to decontextualized quotes. Nevertheless, without further ado, then, I will (from no particular order) turn to the late 19th and early 20th century Dutch Reformed pastor, Andrew Murray:

In the temple and presence and worship of God, everything is worthless that is not pervaded by deep, true, humility toward God and men [...]. What a solemn thought, that our love to God will be measured by our everyday fellowship with men and the love it displays. [...] It is easy to think we humble ourselves before God. Yet, humility toward men will be the only sufficient proof that our humility before God is real. [...] The great test of whether the holiness we profess to seek or to attain is truth and life will be whether it produces an increasing humility in us. (Murray 1982: 30, 43, 51, emphasis original)

Murray, Andrew. (1982). Humility. New Kinsington, PA: Whitaker House.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, that is a good quote. Very convicting too. May we seek deeper humility and pursue God to that end in both spirit and in truth.