Pristine Grace

True Humility
by Henry Mahan
True Humility

    True humility is to have a right estimate of one’s self. It is not to deny or underestimate true ability, real knowledge, and obvious gifts. The gifted singer knows he can sing. An intelligent person is aware of his knowledge. A successful businessman knows his business and an artist knows his skills. It is not humility to speak what one does not truly feel. True humility is born when one discovers the source of all gifts, talents and knowledge. “Who maketh thee to differ?” It is certain that we are different and some have what others do not have in different areas. But the Lord God in His sovereign will gives us all that we have. “Without Him we can do nothing.” “A man can receive nothing except it be given him from heaven.” The higher a man grows in the grace of God the lower he will be in his own eyes. The man who has been introduced to what really happened in the Garden of Eden and what really happened on the cross of Calvary will have no problem with pride and arrogance. Apart from the mercy and grace of God he knows where he could be and what he could be. “By the grace of God, I am what I am.”