Quotes from Humility

Andrew Murray ·  112 pages

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“Pride must die in you, or nothing of heaven can live in you.”
― Andrew Murray, quote from Humility


“Here is the path to the higher life: down, lower down! Just as water always seeks and fills the lowest place, so the moment God finds men abased and empty, His glory and power flow in to exalt and to bless.”
― Andrew Murray, quote from Humility


“Humility is nothing but the disappearance of self in the vision that God is all.”
― Andrew Murray, quote from Humility


“Humility is the displacement of self by the enthronement of God.”
― Andrew Murray, quote from Humility


“The highest glory of the creature is in being only a vessel, to receive and enjoy and show forth the glory of God. It can do this only as it is willing to be nothing in itself, that God may be all. Water always fills first the lowest places. The lower, the emptier a man lies before God, the speedier and the fuller will be the inflow of the diving glory.”
― Andrew Murray, quote from Humility



“The root of all virtue and grace, of all faith and acceptable worship, is that we know that we have nothing but what we receive, and bow in deepest humility to wait upon God for it.”
― Andrew Murray, quote from Humility


“Men sometimes speak as if humility and meekness would rob us of what is noble and bold and manlike. O that all would believe that this is the nobility of the kingdom of heaven, that this is the royal spirit that the King of heaven displayed, that this is Godlike, to humble oneself, to become the servant of all!”
― Andrew Murray, quote from Humility


“Humility, the place of entire dependence on God, is the first duty and the highest virtue of the creature, and the root of every virtue. And so pride, or the loss of this humility, is the root of every sin and evil.”
― Andrew Murray, quote from Humility


“Humility is simply the disposition which prepares the soul for living on trust.”
― Andrew Murray, quote from Humility


“As natural and easy as it has been to be proud, it must become natural for us to be humble.”
― Andrew Murray, quote from Humility



“The only humility that is really ours is not that which we try to show before God in prayer, but that which we carry with us, and carry out, in our ordinary conduct; the insignficances of daily life are the importances and the tests of eternity, because they prove what really is the spirit that possesses us.”
― Andrew Murray, quote from Humility


“Our humility before God has no value, except that it prepares us to reveal the humility of Jesus to our fellow men.”
― Andrew Murray, quote from Humility


“Fellow-Christians, do let us study the Bible portrait of the humble man. And let us ask our brethren, and ask the world, whether they recognize in us the likeness to the original.”
― Andrew Murray, quote from Humility


“Humility is the only soil in which the graces root; the lack of humility is the sufficient explanation of every defect and failure. Humility is not so much a grace or virtue along with others; it is the root of all, because it alone takes the right attitude before God, and allows Him as God to do all.”
― Andrew Murray, quote from Humility


“A faithful servant may be wiser than the master, and yet retain the true spirit and posture of the servant. The humble man looks upon every, the feeblest and unworthiest, child of God, and honors him and prefers him in honor as the son of a King.”
― Andrew Murray, quote from Humility



“As truly as God by His power once
created, so truly by that same power must God every moment maintain.”
― Andrew Murray, quote from Humility


“Stand by; for I am holier than you!" What a parody on holiness! Jesus the Holy One is the humble One: the holiest will ever be the humblest. There is none holy but God: we have as much of holiness as we have of God.”
― Andrew Murray, quote from Humility


“Humiliation is the only ladder to honoring God's Kingdom.”
― Andrew Murray, quote from Humility


“Use every opportunity of humbling yourself before your fellow-men as a help to abide humble before God.”
― Andrew Murray, quote from Humility


“Our insight into the need of redemption will largely depend upon our knowledge of the terrible nature of the power that has entered our being.”
― Andrew Murray, quote from Humility



“The truth is this: Pride must die in you or nothing of heaven can live in you. Under the banner of the truth, give yourself up to the meek and humble spirit of the holy Jesus. Humility must sow the seed or there can be no reaping in heaven. Look not at pride only as an unbecoming temper, nor at humility only as a decent virtue: for the one is death and the other is life; the one is hell and the other is heaven. So much as you have of pride within you, you have of the fallen angel alive in you; so much as you have of true humility, so much you have of the Lamb of God within you.”
― Andrew Murray, quote from Humility


“meekness and lowliness of heart are to be the distinguishing feature of the disciple, just as they were of the Master. And further, that this humility is not something that will come of itself, but that it must be made the object of special desire, prayer, faith, and practice.”
― Andrew Murray, quote from Humility


“when the serpent breathed the poison of his pride, the desire to be as God, into the hearts of our first parents, that they too fell from their high estate into all the wretchedness in which man is now sunk. In heaven and earth, pride, self-exaltation, is the gate and the birth, and the curse, of
hell.”
― Andrew Murray, quote from Humility


“If humility is the first, the all-inclusive grace of the life of Jesus—if humility is the secret of His atonement—then the health and strength of our spiritual life will depend entirely upon our putting this grace first and making humility the chief quality we admire in Him, the chief attribute we ask of Him, the one thing for which we sacrifice all else.”
― Andrew Murray, quote from Humility


“Until a humility that rests in nothing less than the end and death of self, and which gives up all the honor of men as Jesus did to seek the honor that comes from God alone (which absolutely makes and counts itself nothing) that God may be all, that the Lord alone may be exalted—until such a humility is what we seek in Christ above our chief joy, and welcome at any price, there is very little hope of a faith that will conquer the world.”
― Andrew Murray, quote from Humility



“advance in consecration is conformity to the likeness of Jesus, which affects our dispositions and our habits. The reason I mention disposition and habit is that it is possible to speak of walking in the Spirit while there is still evidence of self. True humility will manifest itself in daily life. The one who has it will take the form of a servant. It is possible to speak of fellowship with a despised and rejected Jesus and of bearing His cross, while the meek and lowly Lamb of God is not seen and rarely sought. The Lamb of God means two things: meekness and death. Let us seek to receive Him in both forms. What a hopeless task if we had to do the work ourselves! Nature never can overcome nature, not even with the help of grace. Self can never cast out self, even in the regenerate man. Praise God! The work has been done, finished, and perfected forever. The death of Jesus, once and for all, is our death to self.”
― Andrew Murray, quote from Humility


“It is necessary to understand that it is not sin that humbles most, but grace.”
― Andrew Murray, quote from Humility


“God desired to reveal himself in and through His creatures by communicating to them as much of His own goodness and glory as they were capable of receiving. But this communication was not meant to give created beings something they could possess in themselves, having full charge and access apart from Him. Rather, God as the ever-living, ever-present, ever-acting One, who upholds all things by the word of His power, and in whom all things exist, meant that the relationship of His creatures to himself would be one of unceasing, absolute dependence. As truly as God by His power once created all things, so by that same power must God every moment maintain all things.”
― Andrew Murray, quote from Humility


“Humility, the place of entire dependence upon God, is from the very nature of things the first duty and the highest virtue of His creatures. And so pride—the loss of humility—is the root of every sin and evil.”
― Andrew Murray, quote from Humility


About the author

Andrew Murray
Born place: in Graaff Reinet, South Africa
Born date May 9, 1828
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