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Humility considers others.
Humility has many different connotations. Here are two definitions.
Merriam-Webster defines humility as the quality or state of not thinking you are better than other people. The definition is helpful, but it starts with “not thinking you are…” If we are being honest, we often do think we are better than other people. How do we respond? Some of us are quiet, others louder. Even if we have an appearance of humility, often it is shallow. I confess at times this is true in my own life.
According to the Bible, humility means counting others more significant than yourself (Philippians 2:3). It is a subtle difference, but did you notice it? This definition starts with “counting others…” Our orientation isn’t inward, but outward. It goes against our natural tendency to compare. This kind of humility finds a special home with courage.
Courage stands up.
Merriam-Webster defines courage as the ability to do something you know is difficult or dangerous. Ability is a helpful word but only goes so far because often we are called to be courageous in situations where we lack ability.
And in situations of great vulnerability, courage does what humility does. It makes us move outward.
Humility and courage came perfectly through Christ.
Christ left all comfort. All ability. All security. In perfect humility he entered the most vulnerable situation imaginable. And in perfect courage he persevered, to the point of death.
So when I think about humility and courage, I see Christ. And seeing him frees me from wanting to appear humble or courageous. It frees me to confess that I often fall short. It frees me to work out my salvation by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Jesus combined humility and courage perfectly, winsomely, and helpfully. And that is our aim here at CCEF as we meet with men and women in crisis, as we equip people around the world to do gospel ministry, and as we publish resources we hope edify and encourage the body of Christ.
Here are our prayer needs this month.
God bless you,
Director of Development