Gentleness and Humility


I am convicted by this observation made by John Frame in his book The Doctrine of God.

“My perception is that gentleness and humility are among the virtues least practiced by Christians today. If God himself can serve his creatures, surely we, who can boast of nothing except the cross, should be able to serve without seeking constantly to maintain or improve our own status and reputation.” (Page 443)

It would not surprise me to find out that when he wrote this, Professor Frame was in the middle of some conflict or interpersonal struggle, either as a participant or an observer.

I see truth in the observation. I see it in my own soul – I’ve seen the cross and yet gentleness and humility are so hard to come by. Why might Christians have such a hard time with this?

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