The Humble Place

I have met two classes of Christians: the proud who imagine they are humble and the humble who are afraid they are proud! There should be another class—the self-forgetful men and women who leave the whole thing in the hands of Christ and refuse to waste any time trying to make themselves good. They will reach the goal far ahead of the rest. The truly humble person does not expect to find virtue in himself; and when he finds none, he is not disappointed. He knows that any good deed he may do is the result of God’s working within him. When this belief becomes so much a part of any man or woman that it operates as a kind of unconscious reflex, he or she is released from the burden of trying to live up to the opinion they hold of themselves. They can relax and count upon the Holy Spirit to fulfill the moral law within them. Let us never forget that the promises of God are made to the humble: the proud man by his pride forfeits every blessing promised to the lowly heart, and from the hand of God he need expect only justice!

A.W. Tozer


Humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time He will lift you up in honor. 1 Peter 5:6


Lord, give me a life that is Yours to work through. Work in and through me. Make me a relaxed and willing vessel through which you are free to work as you will.