5 motivations to pursue humility that will test you

The attractiveness of the incentives to humility test our heart

I remember a time in my younger days where a wiser, older gentleman was gracious enough to tell me that I was proud. At the time I was a new Christian, and frankly, I didn’t take the news well, which served to prove his point. Over the years, I’ve come to see the truth of his words more and more, but there is one thing I wish he had told me when he exposed my pride. The Bible provides motivations to pursue humility.

5 motivations to pursue humility

Are you humble? How to avoid falling into this trap

Why you should think of humility as a pursuit and not a destination

As a new Christian, someone told me that I was proud. I tried to change. I grew a little and 20 years later, while thinking I had grown, someone else told me the same thing again. Of course, they were right both times, though it was hard to hear. But having tried to grow as Christian, why was I still arrogant? It turns out I had thought of humility as a destination, a place I could arrive at. In reality, I hadn’t arrived at all. Though I still haven’t arrived, I have learned to think of humility as a pursuit instead of a destination.

Humility is a pursuit, not a destination

How to transform your quiet time today for free

Focus your quiet time on what pleases the Lord

There are lots of things we can focus on in our lives. But there is one main thing that the Lord wants us to pursue throughout our lives – transformation into the likeness of Christ. Therefore, I’m excited to announce an all new FREE training series to help you make your quiet times transformative.

Transformative Quiet Times

What does it mean to be holy?

Holiness is the practical outworking of humility

The word holy is frequently and rightly used to refer to God (Isa 6:3), but it the Bible also uses the word to refer to believers. In fact, believers are called saints, which is a translation of the Greek word for holy. Paul begins his letter to the Romans referring to those he was writing to as people who God “called as saints,” or more literally called as holy ones. We see this language all through the Bible, so what does it mean to be holy? (more…)

What is holiness?

Have you sacrificed spiritual growth for spirituality?

Mere spirituality is a substitute for what God wants of us.

Recently a prominent Christian leader made a comment that he knew people in overt sin who had “as good a spiritual life as I do.”1 When a Christian can say someone in wanton sin has as good a spiritual life as we do, we should be alarmed. Statements like this suggest we’ve sacrificed spiritual growth at the altar of spirituality. It is easy to make this exchange, so we must be vigilant. How can you know if you’ve sacrificed spiritual growth for spirituality?

Have you exchanged spiritual growth for spirituality?