The Disarming Power of Humility

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“Kindness has converted more sinners than zeal, eloquence, or learning.” — FREDERICK WILLIAM FABER

Humility goes a long way as a form of accidental evangelism. The genuinely humble Christian is more apt to attract people toward the meek and humble Son of God, than the bluster of a self-styled God expert.

There are two motives to try to get people to change their minds about God, pride or love. We either need to prove we’re right (and them wrong) or we genuinely care about them and want them to have what we have.

Too many of our conversations look more like posturing and a battle of egos than good news telling. Neither defensive nor offensive Christians win many over to Jesus’ side.

The French mystic Jeanne Guyon wrote to her friend Fenelon, “The people God uses are those who do not stand in His way because they have been made pure and transparent.”


– Originally published in Reaching Rahab: Joining God In His Quest For Friends the profits of which go to YWAM San Francisco.

 

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