Humility’s Clothes

“And all of you cloth yourselves with humility toward one another, because God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”  —  1 Peter 5:5

Andrew Murray is one of the few people who could have written a credible book on the subject of humility. Born in South Africa in 1828, his was a lifelong ministry of prayer, preaching, and writing. In his early fifties, Murray contracted a mysterious throat ailment that left him almost voiceless. For those two years of silence he pondered the subject of humility. He later developed a series of twelve messages on the subject, which were published in 1895 under the title Humility: The Beauty of Holiness.

“Jesus found His glory in taking the form of a servant,” wrote Murray. “There is nothing so divine and heavenly as being the servant and helper of all. Humility, the place of entire dependence on God, is, from the very nature of things, the first duty and the highest virtue of the creature, and the root of every virtue…Humility is the only soil in which the graces root; the lack of humility is the sufficient explanation of every defect and failure. Humility is not so much a grace or virtue along with others; it is the root of all, because it alone takes the right attitude before God and allows Him as God to do all.”

Dear one, are you clothed in humility? Ask your daily life. Ask Jesus. Ask your friends. Ask the world. And begin to praise God that there is an opportunity for you in Jesus for a heavenly humility of which you have hardly known. There is more.

Surrender is the door through which this humility may be obtained. There is no other way to come…there is no other way to be clothed.


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