Before Jesus ascended to heaven He gave His last instructions. He said, “Go make disciples” and “teach them to observe all things I have commanded you.” What are His commands? Which of His words are commands for us to obey and teach?
With a careful study of all His words in the four gospels, determining the words of His that are commands, and grouping together those words that are basically the same command, we have found that Jesus’ words provide ten distinct commandments. These ten are not listed together in one section of scripture and stated concisely as a presentation of commandments like the stone tablets on Mount Sinai. Yet, they are ten orders given by Christ during his earthly ministry.
Studying these commandments will reveal a major difference between the commandments given to Moses and those given by Jesus. They are as different as Law and Grace. They are as different as “Thou shalt not …” and “If you love me …” They are different, but all are eternal truth.
TRUE HUMILITY, my ebook, is now available in hard copy at Amazon.com.
The purpose of this book is to present this biblically mandated virtue as a strength that adds power and joy to the Christian life. It is too often unappreciated and undervalued in our Christian walk. I believe most Christians misunderstand the true meaning of humility and picture it as a distasteful weakness that is incompatible with a our drive to achieve and excel.
TRUE HUMILITY will immerse the reader into a abundance of thought and verse to ignite a whole new desire to be humble. Look for it soon at your favorite online bookstore.
This book will lead readers to value and enjoy this virtue as one that will do far more to develop inner joy and strength than they ever expected. Christians are aware of God’s insistence on humility but often view it as unappealing. Readers will find that it is not for the weak and feeble. The humble person chooses a path of lowliness, not listlessness, of meekness, not meaninglessness. The humble person is unpretentious, not unambitious; reverent, not irrelevant. Christians seeking to build moral character that pleases God and to awaken a fresh confidence in their service to Christ and His Church, may gravitate toward the subject and promise of this book.