F. W. Robertson: Indifferent to Magnificence

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When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom. Proverbs 11:2

“Humility is that simple, inner life of real greatness, which is indifferent to magnificence, and, surrounded by it all, lives far away in the distant country of a Father’s home, with the cross borne silently and self-sacrificingly in the heart of hearts.”

F. W. Robertson in Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers, compiled by Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert (New York: Wilbur B. Ketcham, 1895) 330.

We must not allow our generosity to seek glory or magnificence. How do we remain indifferent to it. We learn in proverbs to pursue wisdom, to dwell with the Father and let His thoughts be our thoughts.

What cross has God called you to bear? Do it silently and self-sacrificingly. God sees. Don’t worry about whether or not anyone else does. They are not the audience or the One you serve.