Humbled: Welcoming the Uncomfortable Work of God

Humbled: Welcoming the Uncomfortable Work of God

by David Mathis

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How do I humble myself?

Humility, according to the Bible, is not something we can just up and do. Both the negative and positive examples of Scripture—from Pharaoh to Rehoboam, from Josiah to Ahab, from Hezekiah to Manasseh, and even to Christ himself—teach us that humility first comes from the hand of God. He initiates the humbling of his creatures. And once he has, the question confronts us: Will you receive it? Will you humble yourself in response to his humbling hand, or will you kick against him?

This concise, accessible study of Scripture’s humble-self language uncovers two surprising lessons about the pursuit of humility in the Christian—both what we cannot do and also what steps we can take.

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ISBN-13: 9781087751740
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/14/2021
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 330,219
File size: 838 KB
Age Range: 3 Months to 18 Years

About the Author

David Mathis is executive editor of, pastor at Cities Church, and adjunct professor for Bethlehem College & Seminary in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is the author of Habits of Grace: Enjoying Jesus through the Spiritual Disciplines. His articles and messages are available online at David is married to Megan and is the father of four children.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 How Do I Humble Myself? 9

Chapter 2 Humbled by the Hand of God 21

Chapter 3 Word: Humility Begins with Hearing 33

Chapter 4 Prayer: Sound of the Humbled 49

Chapter 5 Fellowship: You Are Not That Special 61

Chapter 6 Humble Yourself and Fast 73

Chapter 7 Sell Yourself Short 85

Chapter 8 He Humbled Himself 97

Thanks 109

Scripture Index 111

Name and Subject Index 115

Note on Resources: 117

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