Ch 7: Humility & Repentance - Coggle Diagram
Ch 7: Humility & Repentance
“How we treat others—whether living neighbors or ancient authors—reveals a great deal about how we view ourselves before God. (71)
Humility has a vision of God’s majesty, love, and forgiveness in Christ, producing love for God and one’s neighbors -Philippians 2:1-5 (71)
Finitude reminds us of our dependence on others
Reminds us of the incompleteness of our theological construction
Reminds us that there is One far greater than us
A good Theologian should...
We need to speak what is true, say and believe hard things and live them out amid human brokenness.
Good theologian works in humility and repentance because there is no other posture to take —we come as worshippers with open hearts and lifted hands
Always remain a sinner and thus completely dependent on grace.
Truth telling and the confession of need must always begin with the theologian
1st path = seeking path of self-justification
2nd path = pursuing truth wherever it leads
Subtlety of “self-love” that hardens us, keeping us wanting others to be wrong and preventing our spiritual development
Problem with pride
We have a tendency to put the best possible spin on our own motives, actions and lives, and seek to justify ourselves before God and others.
Approach to God’s revelation is to be ready to receive what God gives rather than impose preconceived ideas
Comes together with repentance as God draws people to a deeper knowledge of himself
2 = I have been trying to practice my humility with the people in my life.