Posted on May 20, 2014 by Kim Kira
Brothers and Sisters,
I hope you are well. In light of this last week’s message I wanted to offer some resources on growing in humility and the fear of the Lord, with the end goal of seeking the approval of God over the approval of man.
This first one, by Kevin DeYoung is a simple encouragement about the focus of fearing God,
This link has a helpful comparison showing the difference between pride and humility (I thought it would be a helpful tool to teach your children as well).
Here are two more excellent books, both by Ed Welch.
Lastly, a couple of testimonies of men whose faithfulness didn’t necessarily draw big crowds or the approval of men, but they did live faithfully for the approval of God.
That’s the funny thing about true, biblical greatness. Biblical greatness almost never goes viral, because biblical greatness almost always involves doing things no one ever sees.”
(the quote from the close of the book encouraged my heart to be faithful).
I pray our humility would increase and that we would live every moment in pursuit of the approval of God.
By His Grace and For His Glory,