Gray Hair Wisdom

Pride and Humility – a Quote

“We need to know two things: 1. That our salvation consists wholly in being saved from ourselves, or that which we are by nature; 2. That in the whole nature of things nothing could be this salvation or savior to us but such a humility of God as is beyond all expression. Hence the first unalterable term of the Savior to fallen man: Except a man denies himself, he  cannot be My disciple. Self is the whole evil of fallen nature; self-denial is our capacity of being saved; humility is our savior … Self is the root, the branches, the tree, of all the evil of our fallen state. All the evils of fallen angels and men have their birth in pride of self. On the other hand, all the virtues of the heavenly life are the virtues of humility. It is humility alone that makes the unpassable gulf between heaven and hell. What is then, or in what lies, the great struggle for eternal life? It all lies in the strife between pride and humility: pride and humility are the two master powers the two kingdoms in strife for the eternal possession of man. There never was, nor ever will be, but one humility, and that is the one humility of Christ. Pride and self have the all of man, till man has his all from Christ. He therefore only fights the good fight whose strife is that the self-idolatrous nature which he hath from Adam may be brought to death by the supernatural humility of Christ brought to life in him.” – W. Law, Address to the Clergy-Quote taken from Andrew Murray’ s book, Humlity.

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