Book Recommendation: Humility by Andrew Murray

If you are tired of being offended, falling into the trap of comparison, feeling like Christianity is burdensome or you simply want to know what true humility entails, grab your Bible and Humility by Andrew Murray. The picture below sums up what the book is about.

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Here is a preview:

“He that loves not his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he
has not seen?” 1 John 4:20.

What a solemn thought, that our love to God will be measured by our everyday
intercourse with men and the love it displays; and that our love to God will be
found to be a delusion, except its truth is proved in standing the test of daily life
with our fellowmen. It is even so with our humility. It is easy to think we humble
ourselves before God: humility towards men will be the only sufficient proof that
our humility before God is real; that humility has taken up its abode in us; and
become our very nature; that we actually, like Christ, have made ourselves of no

When in the presence of God lowliness of heart has become, not a
posture we pray to Him, but the very spirit of our life, it will manifest itself in all
our bearing towards our brethren. The lesson is one of deep import: the only
humility that is really ours is not that which we try to show before God in prayer,
but that which we carry with us, and carry out, in our ordinary conduct; the
insignficances of daily life are the importances and the tests of eternity, because
they prove what really is the spirit that possesses us. It is in our most unguarded
moments that we really show and see what we are. To know the humble man, to
know how the humble man behaves, you must follow him in the common course
of daily life.

Is not this what Jesus taught? It was when the disciples disputed who should be
greatest; when He saw how the Pharisees loved the chief place at feasts and the
chief seats in the synagogues; when He had given them the example of washing
their feet, that He taught His lessons of humility. Humility before God is nothing if
not proved in humility before men.

It is even so in the teaching of Paul. To the Romans He writes: “In honor
preferring one another”; “Set not your mind on high things, but condescend to
those that are lowly.” “Be not wise in your own conceit.” To the Corinthians:
“Love,” and there is no love without humility as its root, “vaunts not itself, is not
puffed up, seeks not its own, is not provoked.” To the Galatians: “Through love be
servants one of another. Let us not be desirous of vainglory, provoking one
another, envying one another.” To the Ephesians, immediately after the three
wonderful chapters on the heavenly life: “Therefore, walk with all lowliness and
meekness, with long-suffering, forbearing one another in love”; “Giving thanks
always, subjecting yourselves one to another in the fear of Christ.” To the
Philippians: “Doing nothing through faction or vainglory, but in lowliness of
mind, each counting other better than himself. Have the mind in you which was
also in Christ Jesus, who emptied Himself, taking the form of a servant, and
humbled Himself.”

I hope the preview left you hungry for more.

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  1. Thanks, Temi, for sharing.
    As we develop the virtue of humility, we develop the grace to grow closer to the Lord.

    There is a well-known Catholic prayer on the same theme as Andrew Murray.
    It is called : ‘The Litany of Humility’. 🤗