humility: all the way down to the top
It's been said that the truth of God's grace humbles a man without degrading him and exalts a man without inflating him.
Many of us within Christian culture have misunderstood the true meaning of humility. We've convinced ourselves that humility is about living a life bound to smallness.
"The consequence is that we've shrunk men below the size of their devil and so they are left to face him without the full benefit of their true identity and authority." -Kris Vallotton
Humility is not thinking less of ourselves but thinking of ourselves less. Humility is not demeaning ourselves but exalting our God.
Proverbs 15:33 says that humility comes before honor. Those two virtues are greatly needed in our culture and lives. It is very interesting how tightly connected honor and humility are. I'll take some time to write about honor in an upcoming blog.