I’ve read the biography of Oswald Chambers several times and one statement he makes when he was a child continues to floor me. Since I’ve first heard it, I have used it as my own prayer. Chambers was praying with a group of people when he uttered these words:
“Lord, bathe us in humility.”
Isn’t that a bold statement? It is a cry to remove every ounce of pride. It is a desire for Jesus to drench us in Himself. Lord, bathe us in humility.
Humility. Sounds weak doesn’t it. If you were to put up a list of attributes one could have, humility seems to be the thing people would choose toward the bottom of the list—like the unathletic kid getting picked last for dodgeball. Yet when you discover what humility truly is, you find that not only did Jesus live this way continually, but as Christians we are exhorted to live lives “bathed” in it. Humility should be an undercurrent for all we do.
I don’t know of another book that addresses this topic so well as the simple and short work by Andrew Murray: Humility. And since I’ve been rereading it lately, I thought it would make a great giveaway for the month of June.
Interested in winning? We are giving away 3 copies of Humility at the end of the month.
Jesus the Holy One is the humble One: the holiest will always be the humblest. There is none holy but God: we have as much holiness as we have God. And according to what we have of God will be our real humility, because humility is nothing but the disappearance of self in the vision that God is all. The holiest will be the humblest.
– Andrew Murray –
May 2013 Winner!
Congratulations to Janna Snodgrass for winning a copy of Stephen Manley’s recently updated Word From Word, a helpful saturation guide walking through 1 John 1.1-9. Thanks to everyone who commented and told us about their saturation studies.