From The Pastor At St. Paul's UCC, Freeburg, IL

Jonathan Edwards On Humility

Humility is the trickiest virtue – once you think you’ve got it, you’ve lost it. Here is Edwards, saying it much more eloquently. Worth pondering a while:

An eminent saint is not apt to think himself eminent in any thing; all his graces and experiences are ready to appear to him to be comparatively small; but especially his humility. There is nothing that appertains to Christian experience, and true piety, that is so much out of his sight as his humility. He is a thousand times more quick-sighted to discern his pride, than his humility: that he easily discerns, and is apt to take much notice of, but hardly discerns his humility. (Religious Affections, 334-35)

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