Prayer and Humility

Posted: July 4, 2012 by revivalbiblestudy315 in Prayer, Quotes, Hymns, & Poems
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“Humility is a rare Christian grace, of great price in the courts of heaven, entering into and being an inseperable condition of effectual praying. It gives access to God when other qualities fail…. Humility is born by looking at God, and His holiness, and then looking at self and man’s unholiness….. Humility is just feeling little because we are little. Humility is realising our unworthiness because we are unworthy, the feeling and declaring ourselves sinners because we are sinners. Kneeling well becomes us as the attitude of prayer, because it betokens humility.”

E.M. Bounds from “The Essentials of Prayer” Chapter 3, “Prayer and Humility”

 

Read Luke 18:9-14, the parable of the Pharisee and the publican. The contrast between the pride of the pharisee and the humility of the publican.

“Let the world their virtue boast,
Their works of righteousness;
I, a wretch undone and lost,
Am freely saved by grace;
Other tide I disclaim,
This, only this, is all my plea,
I the chief of sinners am,
But Jesus died for me.”

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