True submission

1 Peter 2:13-25 Submission is a distasteful word to modern ears. We celebrate freedom, and we interpret it to correspond with autonomy. Thus we champion an individual who breaks rules or flouts moral convention. We applaud those who break marriage vows because it constrains them. We cheer anti-government tweets and demonstrations. To be truly free,…

The Grace of humility

1 Peter 5:6-11 Humility is a Christian grace. It is a quality which makes us much like Christ and so unlike the world. And it is a grace which yields more grace. “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble” (v.5) Why does God oppose the proud? Because the proud person is living…

Book Review: Humility, by C.J.Mahaney

        Here is a book on an important subject. It introduces us to the dangers of pride and guides us to the scriptural path for growth in humility. The author, a pastor of an American congregation for almost three decades,  discusses the promise of humility, the perils of pride, and the nature…