REFLECTION OF THE DAY
It is good from time to time that the Lord reminds us "I do not need you"; but taken by the activity we risk to forget it again!
A believer is not a better man than others; he is a man who accepted salvation because he was worse than others.
When we do what is right, is it enough for us to know nothing? Are we happy not to be considered, to receive only from Christ alone the "white pebble" (Rev 2:17)? Do not we look for anything more in this world?
The self likes to be served and thinks itself big, love serves and is great.
The smaller we are in our own eyes, the more the Lord can grow in our appreciation.
The knowledge of God is the only knowledge that does not swell.
Seek to make yourself useful in the Lord's hand, but keep in mind that you are not indispensable (Luke 17:10).
True humility shows itself in the keen interest we have in others.
Humility does not exclude firmness; on the contrary, it makes us obedient and there is nothing more firm than obedience.
To be many alone with God is the supreme remedy against pride and self-satisfaction.
To know that we are nothing is the place of blessing, because then God is everything. It is also the place of strength, because then God can deploy his power.
To think that Christ has confessed my sins as his, is there anything better to humiliate me?
It is better to think of the love of God than of our misery. At bottom, this occupation of ourselves is pride; we are not fully aware that there is no good in us. Until we learn this, we will never stop looking at ourselves instead of relying solely on God. It is our privilege to forget ourselves by looking to Christ.
The Spirit of Christ never causes the believer to rise, boasting of being separated from evil. On the contrary, he humbles us, and without that we can not find the blessing.
Do not be discouraged when God strikes us and seems to abandon us. The real blessing for us is to be nothing and God be everything. He is faithful to destroy our pride. Let us receive with thanksgiving what he does to put us aside: He does it according to his power, to bless us.
Christ did not need to be humiliated: He humbled himself