“Humility” by Andrew Murray is one of the best best books I have read in recent memory. In fact, I am still reading through it, and I anticipate that I will read it many times over the course of my life. It is my opinion that this is a “must have” book for every believer, not because it is an easy read or that humility is an easy virtue to acquire, but because it is so vitally important to our relationship with God and one another.
“Humility, the place of entire dependance upon God, is from the very nature of things the first duty and the highest virtue of His creatures… Humility is not so much a virtue along with the others, but is the root of all, because it alone takes the right attitude before God and allows Him, as God, to do all.” Taken from pages 16 and 17.
Humility, the root of all virtue, or, as we would call it, the fruit of the Spirit. The only virtue by which we can be in right relationship with God and humanity. Them is some strong words, but Murray is well researched and versed in Scripture and does a marvelous job of making His case. I am sure that I will be posting more from this book in the future. Until then!