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Monday, October 12, 2009 

Humility & Assurance

Humility is not simply feeling small & useless - like an inferiority complex. It is sensing how great & glorious God is, & seeing myself in that light. Humility in Scripture is the fruit of grace, not of fear. It is God's love which makes a man truly humble. Now, Scripture emphasizes these aspects of the Christian life to show us the depth & length, the breadth & height of the love of God. When we see that we are humbled by the knowledge that God cares so much about us.

This should lead us to a steadier assurance. Lack of assurance is often caused, like a sense of inferiority, by being too taken up with ourselves. But our assurance does not lie in what we are, be we great or small. It lies in what God has done in his plan of salvation to secure us to himself.

- Sinclair Ferguson, The Christian Life, pg. 25

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