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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

The Precursor of Value

Why is humility a prerequisite for asking God to grant a request? How do humility and weakness differ? (Serendipity Bible Fourth Edition, page 864). 

Humility is the ability to objectively accept one's own limitations. Due to the complexity of the world and the unfathomable depths of creativity and inspiration, every single human being has plenty of reason to be humble – to recognize the limited nature of their capacities within the overall patterns of life. Humility is a simple recognition of reality--a major survival advantage involving practical allowances for the elemental social and spiritual nature of the human enterprise.  Humility is based on the recognition that "There is no such thing as a 'self-made' man or woman. We are made up of thousands of others" (John Mason).  As  D. L. Moody observed  "God sends no one away except those who are full of themselves." (Quotes from Be Yourself by J. Mason). Humility is the faithful precursor for contributions of lasting value.

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