Posts tagged with ‘Humility’

8/23/22 YOU CAN’T BOAST IN JESUS WHILE YOU ARE PREOCCUPIED WITH YOURSELF

by Barry Lovett

“We also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ.”  Romans 5:11.   It’s easy to look for ways to draw attention to our own accomplishments, making mental lists of things that are “cool” about ourselves.  Even Paul admitted that he had a lot to brag about – but he considered all of it “rubbish” for […]

6/13/22 CHANGE THE WORLD; BEGIN WITH YOURSELF

by Barry Lovett

“Remove the plank from you own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck that is in your brother’s eye.” Luke 6:42 It’s a full-time job trying to get people to change. Oh, what a perfect world it would be if only other people would do what we want! Maybe it’s my attitude that […]

3/4/22CHANGE THE WORLD, BEGIN WITH YOURSELF

by Barry Lovett

“Remove the plank from you own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck that is in your brother’s eye.” Luke 6:42 It’s a full-time job trying to get people to change.  Oh, what a perfect world it would be if only other people would do what we want! Maybe it’s my […]

1/20/22 HUMILITY TOWARD GOD MAKES US GENTLE TOWARD OTHERS

by Barry Lovett

“A [disaster] is despised in the thought of one who is at ease; it is made ready for those whose feet slip.”  Job 12:5   When things are going well for us, we may start to think that we who don’t have troubles are better somehow, or are more loved by God, than those who are struggling.  We forget […]

11/10/21 CHRIST IS SEEN MOST CLEARLY WHEN WE REMAIN IN THE BACKGROUND

by Barry Lovett

“We have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us.” II Corinthians 4:7. Our bodies are temporary, fragile, and expendable.  In our modern world that highly values outward beauty, we would be wise to remember that our greatest treasure is the life of Jesus within us.  By […]