My Greatest Friend!?

One of my current reads is a re-read of the Humility book by C. J. Mahaney. Here are some of the quotes worthy of underlining…

“At every step of our Christian development and in every sphere of our Christian discipleship, pride is the greatest enemy and humility our greatest friend.” –J. R. W. Stott

“Humility is honestly assessing ourselves in light of God’s holiness and our sinfulness.” –C. J. Mahaney

“It is evident that man never attains to a true self-knowledge until he has previously contemplated the face of God and come down after such contemplation to look into himself. –John Calvin

“Every time we look at the cross Christ seems to be saying to us, ’I am here because of you. It is your sin I am bearing , your curse I am suffering, your debt I am paying, your death I am dying.’ Nothing in history or in the universe cuts us down to size like the cross. All of us have inflated views of ourselves, especially in self-righteousness, until we have visited a place called Calvary. It is there, at the foot of the cross, that we shrink to our true size.” –J. R. W. Stott

“Fill your affections with the cross of Christ.” –John Owen

“We cannot free ourselves from pride and selfish ambition; a divine rescue is absolutely necessary.” –C. J. Mahaney

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Rick Thomas leads a training network for Christians to assist them in becoming more effective soul care providers. RickThomas.Net reaches people around the world through consulting, training, podcasting, writing, counseling, and speaking. In 1990 he earned a BA in Theology, and 1991 he received a BS in Education. In 1993 he was ordained into Christian ministry, and in 2000 he graduated with an MA in Counseling from The Master’s College in Santa Clarita, CA. In 2006 he was recognized as a Fellow of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC). He also received certification from the International Association of Biblical Counselors (IABC). His organization is a training center for IABC.

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