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Humility - Part 2 (2 of 2)
Jesse M. Hendley
Matthew 23:12, Mark 10:15
Speaking from the pulpit, a year after the
commencement of an illness from which he ultimately
died, Dr. W. B. Henson, one of our great preachers,
said, "A friend asked how I felt when a man in this
city, a doctor, told me that I had to go to my death.
I walked five miles out of this city to where I live,
looked across at that mountain I loved, I looked at
the river at which I rejoiced, I looked at the stately
trees, which were always God's own poetry to my soul.
Then in the evening, I looked up at the sky where God
was lighting His lamps, the stars, and I said, `I may
not see you many more times. But Mountain, I shall be
alive when you are gone. River, I shall be alive when
you cease running toward the sea. Stars, I shall be
alive when you have fallen from your sockets." That
man knew that he belonged to Jesus, not for the years
of time alone, but for eternity.
Do you belong to the Lord Jesus Christ, friend? He
wants you to be saved. Have faith in Him. Come to Him
as a little child, and trust Him, and He will save
you. Then you will belong to the Lord Jesus.
But you will never be saved until you come in humility
and simplicity. In Matthew 5 Jesus said, "Blessed are
the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of
heaven." Are you poor, in spirit? Have you humbled
yourself from ambition and pride? Have you yielded
your SELF to the Lord Jesus? Jesus said, "Blessed are
the meek, for they shall inherit the earth." Have you
meekly received Jesus as your Saviour? Have you meekly
acknowledged your need of Him, that you are a sinner,
that you don't deserve Heaven, that you don't merit
salvation? Have you come to Him that way?
One time His disciples were disputing about which of
them would be the greatest in the kingdom. Jesus said,
"He that is greatest among you shall be your servant."
The way for us to be saved is to come to ...
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