The virtue we’d rather not have

“Pride must die in you or nothing of heaven can live in you.”

This quote can be found in an end note of a little booklet that contains more truth than many books 10 times its size.

A little booklet by Andrew Murray on the virtue of humility is filled with dagger-like thrusts into our proud hearts.

humility … is the highest virtue of the creature

the lack of humility is the sufficient explanation of every defect and failure

humility towards men will be the only sufficient proof that our humility before God is real

let the discovery of the lack of this grace [humility] stir us to larger expectations from God. Let us look upon every brother who tries or vexes us as God’s means of grace

where the creature becomes nothing before God, it cannot be anything but humble towards the fellow creature

it is not in daily sinning that the secret of the deeper humility will be found, but in the [confession] that [we] are sinners saved by grace

let us accept gladly whatever can humble us before God or men

reckon humility to be indeed … your very first duty before God … and set your heart upon it

pride must die in you or nothing of heaven can live in you

May we imitate our Lord Jesus in the greatest of virtues (Philippians 2:3-5)!

The virtue we’d rather not have
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