God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” —1 Peter A battle rages within every one of us every day. It’s the. These two, humility and pride, cannot coexist. Where one is fostered, the other is defeated. Which will you pursue? C.J. Mahaney paints a striking picture of the. In the first part, Mahaney defines humility and shows how true humility is nothing less than a battle against the pride that lives deep within every.
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Mananey and pride are funny things. Actually, I catch myself taking pride in my public displays of humility. At the same time, I convince myself that pride is not that serious—certainly not as bad as other more obvious sins. Yet, when I read the Bible, I know I am kidding myself: For this reason, CJ Mahaney has done us a great service with his book Humility: Using a simple style, Mahaney strikes at the heart of the issue, exposing our sinful, perverse hearts to the light of the Scriptures, and then giving us practical help in how to combat pride and cultivate humility.
Part I of the book defines the problem. As with all sin, the problem is ultimately theological: Pride is when sinful human beings aspire to the status and position of God and refuse to acknowledge their dependence upon Him.
This is humilify we see and show true humility—giving up our rights and even our lives to serve others in order to bring glory to God. Surely this misses the point of what Jesus is saying—namely, that we find true greatness only when we do not seek it for ourselves.
At its heart, Mahaney sees that what we need to do jumility understand God better—especially the cross of Christ—while at the same time cultivating a realistic view of our own sinfulness.
Mahaney goes through his godly disciplines in detail. This final section is helpful to all believers, whether or not they struggle with pride and humility, as these disciplines are the way to combat all forms of sin and cultivate all forms of godliness.
I recommend this book wholeheartedly.
Humility: True Greatness by C.J. Mahaney
In addition, his book is saturated in Scripture, but not in the proof-texting style that passes for biblical in most popular Christian literature today. Instead, Mahaney takes the time to grapple with the key texts in detail, and model for us his approach to the Bible.
At the same time, his writing is simple and practical without being simplistic. The book is easy to read, but still challenging.
The fact that he so clearly struggles with this himself makes him eminently qualified to help his fellow sufferers. Be sure of this: They will not go unpunished NIV.
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God takes my pride very seriously indeed. Stronger language for sin cannot be found in Scripture … Why does God hate pride so passionately?
When we understand pride in that way, we begin to realize why God takes it so seriously. Facebook Twitter Tumblr Email Print.