Humility - Andrew Murray [NOOK Book]

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When God created the universe, it was with the one object of making the creature partaker of His perfection and blessedness, and so showing forth in it the glory of His love and wisdom and power. God wished to reveal Himself in and through created beings by communicating to them as much of His own goodness and glory as they were capable of receiving. But this communication was not a giving to the creature something which it could possess in itself, a certain life or goodness, of which it had the charge and ...
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Humility - Andrew Murray

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When God created the universe, it was with the one object of making the creature partaker of His perfection and blessedness, and so showing forth in it the glory of His love and wisdom and power. God wished to reveal Himself in and through created beings by communicating to them as much of His own goodness and glory as they were capable of receiving. But this communication was not a giving to the creature something which it could possess in itself, a certain life or goodness, of which it had the charge and disposal. By no means. But as God is the ever-living, ever-present, ever-acting One, who upholdeth all things by the word of His power, and in whom all things exist, the relation of the creature to God could only be one of unceasing, absolute, universal dependence. As truly as God by His power once created, so truly by that same power must God every moment maintain. The creature has not only to look back to the origin and first beginning of existence, and acknowledge that it there owes everything to God; its chief care, its highest virtue, its only happiness, now and through all eternity, is to present itself an empty vessel, in which God can dwell and manifest His power and goodness.

The life God bestows is imparted not once for all, but each moment continuously, by the unceasing operation of His mighty power. Humility, the place of entire dependence on God, is, from the very nature of things, the first duty and the highest virtue of the creature, and the root of every virtue.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148757276
  • Publisher: Unforgotten Classics
  • Publication date: 7/17/2013
  • Series: Unforgotten Classics , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 215,448
  • File size: 552 KB

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  • Posted January 11, 2013

    This book will change your life. It is NOT a read once, and read

    This book will change your life. It is NOT a read once, and read hurriedly book. If you are one that tends to underline, you will find yourself underlining nearly every sentence, and highlighting each paragraph. I have no doubt that the Holy Spirit influenced this writing through a life that lived it's principles.

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  • Posted May 9, 2014

    Great! Great!

    Great resource for someone searching for understanding in his or her walk with Jesus.

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