Skip to content
Home
>
Faith
>
Genuine salt of humility

Genuine salt of humility

By: C.H. Spurgeon - April 19, 2024

  • Humility comes before honor. – Proverbs 15:33

Humiliation of soul always brings a positive blessing with it. If we empty our hearts of self, God will fill them with His love. If we desire close communion with Christ, we should remember the word of the Lord: “This is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word.”

Stoop if you want to climb to heaven. Is it not said of Jesus, “He who descended is the one who also ascended”? So must you. You must grow downwards, that you may grow upwards; for the sweetest fellowship with heaven will be enjoyed by humble souls and by them alone. God will deny no blessing to a thoroughly humbled spirit. “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven,” with all its riches and treasures. All of God’s resources will be made available to the soul that is humble enough to be able to receive them without growing proud because of it.

God blesses each of us up to the level and extent of what it is safe for Him to do. If you do not get a blessing, it is because it is not safe for you to have one. If our heavenly Father were to let your unhumbled spirit win a victory in His holy war, you would snatch the crown for yourself, and in the next battle you would fall a victim. He keeps you low for your own safety!

When a man is sincerely humble and never tries to take the credit or the praise, there is scarcely any limit to what God will do for him. Humility makes us ready to be blessed by the God of all grace and equips us to deal efficiently with our fellows. True humility is a flower that will adorn any garden. This is a sauce that will season every dish of life and improve it in every case. Whether in prayer or praise, whether in work or suffering, the genuine salt of humility cannot be used in excess.

About the Author(s)
author profile image

C.H. Spurgeon

Devotional material is taken from Morning and Evening, written by C. H. Spurgeon, and used with permission from Truth for Life.
More From This Author
Faith  |  C.H. Spurgeon  • 
May 24, 2024

Find wisdom

Faith  |  C.H. Spurgeon  • 
May 23, 2024

Our royal nature

Faith  |  C.H. Spurgeon  • 
May 22, 2024

Go to Jesus

Previous Story
Faith  |  C.H. Spurgeon  • 
April 18, 2024

An exploit of climbing

Next Story
Faith  |  C.H. Spurgeon  • 
April 21, 2024

Cut them off