John Piper posted a clear and succinct post on 6 Aspects of Humility yesterday at the Desiring God blog.
I found Number 5 to be very challenging: Humility knows it is fallible, and so considers criticism and learns from it; but also knows that God has made provision for human conviction and that he calls us to persuade others.
And then, today, he follows up with this:
At the very moment when in the pulpit we are extolling the glories of Christ, we can in reality be seeking our own glory, and when we are exhorting the congregation to praise God, and are even ostensibly leading them in praise, we can be secretly hoping that they will spare a bit of praise for us. (found, here, quoting John Stott).
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