True Humility Rewarded (Spurgeon’s Faith’s Checkbook)

07 Nov

From Charles Spurgeon’s “Faith’s Checkbook”
True Humility Rewarded
November 7
He that humbleth himself shall be exalted. (Luke 18:14)

It ought not to be difficult for us to humble ourselves, for what have we to be proud of? We ought to take the lowest place without being told to do so. If we are sensible and honest, we shall be little in our own eyes. Especially before the Lord in prayer we shall shrink to nothing. There we cannot speak of merit, for we have none; our one and only appeal must be to mercy: “God be merciful to me a sinner.”
Here is a cheering word from the throne. We shall be exalted by the Lord if we humble ourselves. For us the way upward is downhill. When we are stripped of self we are clothed with humility, and this is the best of wear. The Lord will exalt us in peace and happiness of mind; He will exalt us into knowledge of His Word and fellowship with Himself; He will exalt us in the enjoyment of sure pardon and justification. The Lord puts His honors upon those who can wear them to the honor of the Giver. He gives usefulness, acceptance, and influence to those who will not be puffed up by them but will be abased by a sense of greater responsibility. Neither God nor man will care to lift up a man who lifts up himself; but both God and good men unite to honor modest worth.
O Lord, sink me in self that I may rise in Thee.

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Posted by on November 7, 2013 in Christianity, Church, Devotionals


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3 responses to “True Humility Rewarded (Spurgeon’s Faith’s Checkbook)

  1. mydelightandmycounsellors

    November 7, 2013 at 5:22 PM

    Reblogged this on My Delight and My Counsellors.

  2. Grace Esedeke

    November 7, 2013 at 8:00 AM

    The kingdom of God unlike the kingdoms of men is an Upside down kingdom.; the only way up is downside.
    If i have to be up(lifted and exalted by God), first of all i have to go down in humility,, ripping off everything that has to do with self. Lord in your mercy, sink me in self that i may rise in you.
    The Lord confirmed His word to me through this post.
    God Bless you.


    • forhisgloryandpraise

      May 28, 2015 at 10:27 PM

      I am so glad it did. That is the purpose of what I post is to bring glory and honor to Jesus Christ, and with the hope that even one soul that was lost might be found through the posts.


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