Friday, May 27, 2016

The Blessing of Humility: Walk Within Your Calling by Jerry Bridges

The Blessing of Humility: Walk Within Your Calling

The Blessing of Humility: Walk Within Your Calling

Humility- definitely a topic I need to read and meditate more on! As humans, we are so caught up with ourselves, to the point of idolizing our selves and our personalities rather than God. We don't seek the utmost good for others and we think far to highly of ourselves. Just being caught up in our own world and thoughts and not thinking of glorifying God leads to the opposite of humility: pride and self-centeredness. 
This book was written by Jerry Bridges, a highly-respected author who has already gone to his eternal home. In this book and in 95 pages, Mr. Bridges studies humility using the basis of the Beatitudes. Any reader will find this book easy to read and fairly easy to comprehend. It also includes a discussion guide which will help the reader or study group gain further wisdom from this slim paperback book. 

We all admire humility when we see it. But how do we practice it? How does humility--the foundational virtue of the normal Christian life--become a normal part of our everyday lives?Jerry Bridges sees in the Beatitudes a series of blessings from Jesus, a pattern for humility in action. Starting with poverty in spirit--an acknowledgment that in and of ourselves we are incapable of living holy lives pleasing to God--and proceeding through our mourning over personal sin, our hunger and thirst for righteousness, our experience of persecutions large and small, and more, we discover that humility is itself a blessing: At every turn, God is present to us, giving grace to the humble and lifting us up to blessing.

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