Sermon Illustrations

1000's of quotes and illustrations

Humility does not feel a

Humility does not feel a right to better treatment than Jesus got . . . Humility does not build a life based on its perceived rights . . . Much of our anger and resentment in relationships comes from the expectation that we have a right to be treated well. But, as George Otis once said to a gathering in Manila, "Jesus never promised His disciples a fair fight." We must assume mistreatment, and not be indignant when we get it. This is what humility would look like. Peter (1 Peter 2:21–23) and Paul (Romans 12:19) give us great moral assistance in this difficult task by reminding us that God will settle all accounts justly and that temporary injustice will not be swept under the rug of the universe. It will be dealt with—on the cross or in hell. We need not avenge ourselves. We can leave it to God

John Piper

Click to Tweet

From the book "Brothers, We are Not Professionals: A Plea to Pastors for Radical Ministry"

Available on amazon.co.uk*

Available on amazon.com*

Available on amazon.com.au*