The pursuit of humility is not an incidental thing —something we seldom think about —but rather a character trait that we should give diligent attention to? The very fact that we are so casual about humility should in itself cause us to humble ourselves in the dust before such a glorious and gracious God.
To recap what we have seen in this chapter, the pursuit of humility in our daily walk comes under the precepts —that is, the authoritative commands —of God. And Psalm 119:4 says, “You have commanded your precepts to be kept diligently.” Humility is not an optional add-on for the super-spiritual; it is for all believers to practice in our daily lives. Furthermore, God has promised to give grace to us as we seek humility.
But what does humility look like as we pursue it every day? In the following eight chapters we will see how humility expresses itself in the different circumstances and people we encounter as we live out our daily lives in a broken and sin-cursed world. Our guide will be Jesus Himself, who began His longest recorded sermon with a litany of countercultural blessings known to us as the Beatitudes. Taken together, they offer a portrait of humility in action, something which God commands and which God promises to bless.
Jerry Bridges, The Blessing of Humility (Colorado Springs, CO: NavPress, 2016).