Randy Alcorn's Blog: humility

Bruce Ware on Christ Emptying Himself

By Randy Alcorn | April 13, 2016
What does Scripture mean by saying that Christ “did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped”? And what does it mean for Christ to empty Himself?

Dependence

By Randy Alcorn | September 11, 2015
I’m an insulin-dependent diabetic. Without a doubt, the greatest lesson I’ve learned through it is to depend not on myself, but God.

His Strength and Grace in Our Weakness

By Randy Alcorn | April 9, 2014
As a young pastor I loved God sincerely; but like my tavern-owner father, I was independent, self-sufficient, and prone to do things on my own. 

Humility: Recognizing Who We Really Are

By Randy Alcorn | February 13, 2013
Romans 12:3 says, “Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment.” This is what humility is—it’s recognizing who we really are.
 

Martin Luther on being a theologian, writer and preacher

By Randy Alcorn | January 25, 2013
As a student of theology, writer, and occasional preacher, I loved reading Martin Luther talking about learning theology, and about the “little books” some of us write and the little sermons we preach. 

The Fear of God

By Randy Alcorn | February 25, 2010
I appreciated this quote from John Stott about the fear of God. The fear of God is a profound respect for His holiness, which includes a fear of the consequences of disobeying Him. It shouldn't scare us out of our wits; it should scare us into them.