Monday, September 20, 2010

Old Iron: A Lesson in Humility

In the early 20th century, Samuel Logan Brengle preached all around the world. Brengle was a talented man who spent a lifetime managing his ego. In his journal are these revealing words:

"If I appear great in their eyes, the Lord is most graciously helping me to see how absolutely nothing I am without him . . . The axe cannot boast of the trees it has cut down. It could do nothing but for the woodsman. He made it, he sharpened it, and he used it. The moment he throws it aside, it becomes only old iron. O that I may never lose sight of this."

1 comment:

Gospel Girly said...

This is short and simple and yet such a profound truth.
It's a lesson that I have learnt over the past 3 years that without God, I am nothing.
Thanks for the post.
Do visit my neck of the woods sometime @ http://gospelgirly.blogspot.com/