Reading: The Pursuit of Humility

This was in a Monergism Books' Reader's Guide for the Christian Life:

It is a humbling thing for me to read a book. Most books take at least several hours of combined time to process, and I have to forsake other distractions in order to focus and benefit from what I am reading. Most of all, I can't talk back. I am forced to just listen, patiently follow and receive, to think another man's thoughts after him.

One of the new desires placed into the heart of every believer is the desire to think God's thoughts after Him. Let's pursue humility by receiving the thoughts of those who have led us and spoken the word of God to us in the most enduring of all earthly mediums: the book.


Charlie said...

By the way, I hate it when you write this stuff that calls on me to be a better preacher, that asks for self-examination.

Cut it out, cantcha?


R. Philip Blinson said...

It's equally as hard on me!