Quotes On Humility And The Cross

Desperation

Just thought I’d share some quotes with you today from a book that I picked up last week. What convicting words…


“There is only one thing I know of that crushes me to the ground and humiliates me to the dust, and that is to look at the Son of God, and especially contemplate the cross.

When I survey the wondrous cross
On which the Prince of Glory Died,
My richest gain I count but loss
And pour contempt on all my pride.

Nothing else can do it. When I see that I am a sinner… that nothing but the son of God on the cross can save me, I am humbled to the dust… Nothing but the cross can give me the spirit of humility.” – Martyn Loyd-Jones


“Every time we look at the cross Christ seems to be saying to us, ‘I am here because of you. It is your sin I am bearing, your curse I am suffering, your debt I am paying, your death I am dying.’ Nothing in history or in the universe cuts us down to size like the cross. All of us have inflated views of ourselves, especially in self-righteousness, until we have visited a place called Calvary. It is there, at the foot of the cross, that we shrink to our true size.” – John Stott

(I love this quote as long as we read the first section without reading condemnation into it. It is piercing truth that we should ingest, but the end result should be humility and gratitude and not self-condemnation and dead-end guilt).


And lastly, from the Word itself:

“So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, 2 complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. 3Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. 4Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. 5 Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, 6 who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. 8And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. 9 Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, 10so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” -Philipians 2:1-11


No questions for today. Just some good things to think and pray over as we all strive to be more like Christ as moms, as missionaries, and simply as children of God.


(The first two quotes were taken from  C.J. Mahaney’s book titled “Humility.” p. 66-67)

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4 Responses to “Quotes On Humility And The Cross”


  1. 1 Kylene Bak October 5, 2009 at 6:45 am

    My husband and I are also reading this book right now. I have only read the first chapter and a half but a very good book. Really speaks to so much of where I am at right now. I hope that humility is something I can leave behind for other to see Christ in me the hope of glory. Would love to hear more of your thoughts as you read through this.

  2. 2 Ana October 5, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    Wow, this entry made me want to read this book, beautiful! thank you for sharing Ashley, I’d also like to hear more about it 🙂

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