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Edwards: On Discerning Our Own Humility

29 Apr

An eminent saint is not apt to think himself eminent in any thing; all his graces and experiences are ready to appear to him to be comparatively small; but especially his humility. There is nothing that appertains to Christian experience, and true piety, that is so much out of his sight as his humility. He is a thousand times more quick-sighted to discern his pride, than his humility: that he easily discerns, and is apt to take much notice of, but hardly discerns his humility.

~Jonathan Edwards~

Religious Affections (Edinburgh, Scotland; The Banner of Truth Trust; 1961) p. 334-35.

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