In yesterday’s sermon Dave Nelson exhorted us to true humility. Here is how Spurgeon it.

Christian Classics: five books by Charles Spurgeon in a single file, with active table of contents, improved 9/21/2010“What is humility? The best definition I have ever met with is, ‘to think rightly of ourselves.’ Humility is to make a right estimate of one’s-self. It is no humility for a man to think less of himself than he ought…It is not humility for a man to stand up and depreciate himself and say he cannot do this and that when he knows he is lying…It is not humility to underrate yourself. Humility is to think of yourself,  if you can, as God thinks of you. It is to feel that if we have talents, God has given them to us, and let it be seen that, like freight in a vessel, they tend to sink us low. The more we have the lower we ought to lie…Humility is to feel ourselves lost, ruined, and undone. …Humility is to feel that we have no power of ourselves, but that it all cometh from God. ..It is in fact, to annihilate self, and to exalt the Lord Jesus Christ as all in all.”[1]
What are your thoughts? Is this how you see true humility?

[1] C. H. Spurgeon, The Park Street Pulpit, Vol 2, pg 566-67 (Albany, OR, Ages Software, 1997)