Blog Posts | Humility

Unquestionably Called to Serve

| Nov 25, 2013

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…whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be your slave, even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.—Matthew 20:26–28 When we face major life decisions, it is tempting to obsess over what we […]

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The Life of the Blessed

| Sep 3, 2013

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Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.—Matthew 5:3–6 Who are the blessed? “The poor in spirit.” “Those who mourn.” “The meek.” “Those […]

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Happy Receiving and Happier Giving

| Aug 27, 2013

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Help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.”—Acts 20:35 When I see someone who is weak—say a homeless person begging on the side of the road—it is tempting for me to ignore and, worse, to judge him. Thoughts of […]

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In Humility, Trust God and Love Others

| Jun 17, 2012

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I Peter 5:6-8, Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. In short: Peter calls […]

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Here and Gone: Why God Tells Us Man Is Finite

| Feb 27, 2012

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Psalm 103:15–16, As for man, his days are like grass; he flourishes like a flower of the field; for the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and its place knows it no more. “Man’s like grass.” This isn’t the first time we’ve seen this. Think back to Isaiah 40:6–7, A voice says, “Cry!” […]

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Don’t You Know Who God Is?

| May 23, 2011

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The book of Isaiah is marked by the lofty themes of God’s holiness and justice as well as his redeeming love for his own. The question is raised “how can a holy and just God love sinful people,” and it is answered by Isaiah 53 as we behold our suffering Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. […]

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