Timeless Insights on Humility

01/11/2015

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)

11 responses to Timeless Insights on Humility

  1. 

    Yes 🙂 I enjoyed them very very much! ❤ ❤ ❤

  2. 

    Great thoughts here Gina – thank you! ❤
    Diana xo

  3. 

    Great quotes today. Humility is a good practice – it goes with gratitude. Blessings abound!

  4. 

    Lessons are there for us all Gina… and we need adhere to more of them.. Love and Blessings.. x

  5. 

    I especially enjoyed the Epictetus quote. Thank you, Gina.

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      Me too, Russ! That’s my fave and I pinned it to a Pinterest board I have called ‘Uplifting’ because it makes me so happy. Isn’t that a terrific way to respond to criticism? Love it. Thanks for commenting!

  6. 

    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.:)