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Cultivating True Humility, Part 4

Johann Gerhard has exhorted us to cultivate true humility–first, by pondering our condition as human beings, and second, by considering the example of Jesus Himself. In this fourth and final meditation, Gerhard exhorts us to take the servant’s place with Christ and cover the fire of our love for God …

Cultivating True Humility, Part 3

True humility comes from considering our human condition and by pondering the example of Jesus Himself [Part 1]. Like a river flowing down a mountain, God’s grace flows downward to the humble, not upward to the proud [Part 2]. In today’s meditation, Johann Gerhard reminds us: it does not harm …

Cultivating True Humility, Part 2

Johann Gerhard has encouraged us to cultivate true humility, first, by considering our lowly condition as human beings and, second, by considering the example of Jesus Christ Himself [Part 1]. In today’s meditation, Gerhard points us to lilies and mountain tops to show how God’s grace flows downwards, not upwards. …

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