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Humility: True Greatness

CJ Mahaney is a wonderful preacher and a humble man. I recently read his book Humility: True Greatness and was definitely challenged. No one (particularly myself) is humble by nature. We’re proud by nature. We put ourselves before others. But that’s not what Christ did, and that’s not what we should do, either. It is true that God’s ultimate goal is His own glorification, but in the process of glorifying Himself, God in Christ on earth put others’ needs before His own.

In Humility, Pastor Mahaney gives the doctrinal necessity of humility and then lists practical ways to implement humility. Many people will be making New Year’s Resolutions in the coming days, and I encourage those of you who are in that habit (I will speak nothing for or against the practice) to read Humility and follow Pastor Mahaney in his example of making a personal list of specific things you can do in your life to cultivate humility.

While I’m speaking of Pastor Mahaney, his Sovereign Grace Ministries operate a wonderful music ministry; Sovereign Grace Music. You can visit the website here. A good friend of mine gave me the Songs for the Cross Centered Life CD for Christmas. That is the single best CD I own, and it contains the highest quality worship songs available. A particular favorite of mine is “The Look,” Track 7 on this CD. Really listening to these songs’ lyrics and singing sincerely along are great ways to cultivate humility. I commend both Pastor Mahaney’s book Humility and Songs for the Cross Centered Life to all of you.

God bless, and may you all have a happy New Year!

(And look for my upcoming post on New Year’s Eve/New Year’s Day!)

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  1. December 31, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    What are you wanting me to see, Steve?
    I must say that these websites do not affect me at all. The first site you provided was confusing to me, and the most recent post on the second site actually showed a lack of understanding what the speaker (of SGM) was actually saying … if not a complete disregard for the Doctrines of Grace.

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