Timeless Insights on Humility

Of all trees, I observe God hath chosen the vine, a low plant that creeps upon the helpful wall; of all beasts, the soft and patient lamb; of all fowls, the mild and guileless dove. Christ is the rose of the field, and the lily of the valley. When God appeared to Moses, it was not in the lofty cedar nor the sturdy oak nor the spreading palm; but in a bush, a humble, slender, abject shrub; as if He would, by these elections, check the conceited arrogance of man.

~Owen Feltham (1602 – Feb 23, 1668)

Author: Gina Day

I enjoy gathering uplifting things for sharing, with hopes of brightening the day.

11 thoughts on “Timeless Insights on Humility”

  1. Good reminders. Thanks. I’ve never had much luck with trying to be humble, but I don’t worry too much any more because it has turned out that God is very talented at setting me free from my delusions, not only of grandeur, but of even simple competence.:)

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